to Gosling s, where we supped, then a stroll on the Battery. To
Erfords by 9. Kelly, Whittle, Waud & anon Dillon Mapother
there. Parted about 10 1/2.
26. Tuesday. Dismal rain nearly all day. Through it to
Gosling s for breakfast & to Wells & Webbs. Drawing the rest of
the day, till 7. Mr Hart and Kelly called for brief space
at 6. Supping at Sweeney s; returning to room, remained indoors
all the evening. Being undressed, at 11 about lying down
for an hours reading, comes a tapping at my chamber door. It was
Welden. He came in and had a talk, & Waud came in, too.
27. Wednesday. My article in Times. A dismal, drizzling
day. Down town, to Picayune Office. Girl from Mrs Greatbatch s
scrubbing my room out & cleaning windows &c. Wet in-doors and out.
Down stairs in Swinton s room. Welden called. Out with him to
Erford s. Dined. In my own damp room by 4. Drawing,
and all the evening till Waud came at 10. Erford s for imbibition.
28. Thursday. In doors drawing all day. Waud up. Mr
Hart called at 9. To Erford s with him, Etting there and Waud
coming. / Writing till 1 o clock in the morning. Article 3 for
29. Friday. Drawing silver and gold ware from Daguerrotypes
all day. Matagrabolized. Mr Hart called, and with him,
& Waud at Erford s for a space in the evening.
30. Saturday. Finished third letter for Times . Left it
at the Office. Called at Picayune . Dined at Goslings by
4, then called at Vesey Street for Waud. Tarried till 7,
then crossed over to Jersey, called on Hart & Dillon, took
|Title:||Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Six: page thirty-one|
|Description:||Mentions an article of his appearing in ''The New York Times.''|
|Subject:||Eytinge, Solomon; Greatbatch, Mary Anne; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hart; Kelly; Mapother, Dillon; New York times.; Swinton, Alfred; Waud, Alfred; Welden, Charles; Whittle|
|Coverage (City/State):||[New York, New York]|
|Coverage (Street):||Vesey Street|
|Title:||Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Six|
|Description:||Includes descriptions of Gunn's writing and drawing work in New York, a visit to the Catskill Mountains, attending the wedding of his friend Charles Damoreau (Brown), a visit to the Crystal Palace in New York, his friend Lotty's difficult marriage to John Whytal, a sailing trip around Lake Superior, a visit to Mackinac Island in Michigan, a visit to Mammoth Cave in Kentucky, and a journey by horseback from Kentucky to Louisiana with friends.|
|Subject:||African Americans; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Marriage; Native Americans; Publishers and publishing; Slavery; Travel; Women|
|Coverage (City/State):||New York, New York; Michigan; Wisconsin; Ohio; Kentucky; Mississippi; Alabama; Louisiana|
|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-one 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.|