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radings, going out in men s attire with men, not her husband,
and what not.    /                                  Back to room, and
Waud, Mr Hart and Dillon calling in by 10 1/2.      Ice creams
at Thompsons.      Parted at 12 at the Jersey Ferry.
			     August. /
  1. Monday.  A letter from Mackinac.  Barth, on
getting a cold paternal letter, intimating that self-dependance and
a furnished garret awaited him in England; hath re-enlisted.
It is not so ill as might seem.     He is enabled to live well,
and put by certain monies monthly.   Has $200 to bank.  Writes
warmly, inviting me to go for a month s Mackinac-izing.    Think
I ll do part of it.              In doors all day.  Made three drawings
on wood, then reading the  Vestiges of Creation.    Supping at Erford s.
found Waud and another.           Bye the bye Erford, whom we
saw well and drinking with a great posse of loud talking Britishers,
on Saturday noon, (he had that day returned from a visit to England,)
died of apoplexy that night, and was buried yesterday.          I walked
through the rain to Beach Street, but Mrs K had not returned,
so back again, wet through to room.
  2.  Tuesday.  Mr Hart calling, with him down town,
parting I did calls, Picayune Office, Wells & Webbs &c, then
breakfasting at Goslings was rejoined by Hart.      Together by the
Sixth Avenue Cars to the Crystal Palace.     Entering at the turn-
style, number of visitors indicating doorway, stood speedily in the in-
terior.         The appearance of the building vastly surpassed such
indefinite expectation I had formed.        The effect of the dome,
its space, lightness and bright colours were all exquisite.  And
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Six: page thirty-three
Description:Mentions the sudden death of restaurant owner Erford, and describes a visit to the Crystal Palace in New York with Mr. Hart.
Subject:Barth; Barth, William; Books and reading; Clothing and dress; Crystal Palace (New York, N.Y.); Erford; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hart; Kidder, Charlotte (Whytal, Granville); Kidder, Rebecca (Morse); Mapother, Dillon; Waud, Alfred; Whytal, John; Women
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):Beach Street; Sixth Avenue
Scan Date:2011-02-02


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.