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{19. Tuesday.     In-doors, at work on  Mose , till about 10 at
  20. Wednesday    night generally.    Venturing out, on, (I think
  21. Thursday    Wednesday evening, with intent to call at Christopher
  22. Friday.}   Street, sprained my ancle   (the ancle) extremely.
Sat down on door-step for half an hour, then limped back in agony.
Bathed and bandaged it, then to bed and little sleep. Lame. unable to
wear a boot.
  23. Saturday.   In the afternoon called on Warren Butler. He out.
To Empire City Moore s for my  Revelations  MS.  Fellow talked about a dra-
ma of his, founded on Answorth s  Critch-ton! 
  24. Sunday.  Writing to Boutcher all this morning, and part of the afternoon;
when Collinson called.  Out with him. Leaving him at Mulberry Street, in company
with his estimable friend, (who we gound lying on a bed, in a dirty room, littered with
leather, and smelling woundily of cobler s-wax;)   I walked to Christopher
Street. There at Tea, and till-9 in the Evening.   Returning to Duane,
some talk of Disunion   Abolition, Henry Clay and Niggers: among Martin
and other boarders.
  25. Monday. At work till 10 at night on  Mose.  Going ahead first
rate.
  26. Tuesday.  Out for lithographic crayons. Called on Bobbett and Edmonds and
on Butler. (latter didn t cash up.)   Mose .  Joe Greatbatch called, and sat
half an hour or so.  Afterwards, his father, with a letter for me. From home.
Letter from my dear Mother and Naomi.    I couldn t draw any more this
night,   heart too full.  Heart-easing tears at what Naomi says  how they
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume One: page ninety-one
Description:Mentions his work, a visit with the Greatbatches, and receiving a letter from his mother and sister Naomi.
Date:1850-02-19
Subject:Boardinghouses; Boutcher, William; Butler, Warren; Clay, Henry; Collinson, Bill; Drawing; Greatbatch, Joe; Greatbatch, Joseph; Gunn, Naomi; Gunn, Samuel, Mrs.; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Lithography; Martin; Moore; Secession; Slavery; Wounds and injuries
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):Christopher Street; Mulberry Street; Duane Street
Scan Date:2011-02-07

 

Volume
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume One
Description:Details Gunn's first year living in the United States, including his experiences with boarding house living in Jersey City and New York City, looking for work as an artist and a writer, publishing his first book ""Mose Among the Britishers"" and brief visits to Philadelphia and Boston.
Subject:Boardinghouses; Books and reading; Drawing; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Publishers and publishing; Theater; Travel
Coverage (City/State):New York, New York; Jersey City, New Jersey; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Boston, Massachusetts
Note:Thomas Butler Gunn was born February 15, 1826, in Banbury, England, and came to New York in 1849. During the Civil War he worked as a correspondent for the New York Tribune and the New York Evening Post. He returned to England in 1863, and died in Birmingham in April 1903. The collection includes twenty-two volumes of his diaries, including newspaper clippings, letters, photographs, sketches, and various other items inserted by Gunn. Diary entries date from July 7, 1849, to April 7, 1863, and include his experiences with the New York publishing and literary world, his descriptions of boarding houses, his travels throughout the United States, and his experiences traveling with the Federal army as a Civil War correspondent.
Publisher:Missouri History Museum
Rights:Copyright 2011 Missouri History Museum.
Source:Page images, transcriptions, and metadata of the Thomas Butler Gunn diaries have been provided by the Missouri History Museum.