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topher Street in the evening.   Joe got a situation which he goes to 
on the morrow.    Greatbatches all migrate to a new place on the 1st of May
or before.
  11. Monday.  Called on a Mr. Hoover   Editor of the  Organ ;
and again on Hardin Andrews.  He s a clever fellow, and his paper ought
to succeed, if success be handmaid to Merit.   Mose  all day. Brid-
gens enter and exit as usual.
  {12. Tuesday.     Mose,  sans intermission. Bridgens in and out. Indi-
  13. Wednesday.}    gestion, pill swallowing and irritability.
  14. Thursday.  Mose.   Afternoon Hughie calls, and I, unable to
work, in consequence of reparation of pane of glass macademization being in 
go out with him.  Lounge at the Battery. Glorious summer s day, reminding
me of the first one I experienced in New York. 	/	Now am I
just at this present well beset with minor miseries. Imprimis I m low in
funds, next I m unwell mentally and bodily, then lots of rascally, irritating,
worrying detail botherations,   have to negociate with the promise-all, do-nothing
snuffling landlady for street door key, and missing linen,   and lastly
here s the cadging, cheating Dutchman ^|Irishman| who has remedied my window 
of Sunday, performed it in a damned manner, breaking half the window
frame and forming a supplementary one with putty.		Very pretty
absurdities to annoy and vex   why   that s the worst of it   It s so
revolting to have to worry and think of such things.   Oh
Home, Home, Home, and England!  
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume One: page ninety-four
Description:Comments on his low funds, the state of his health, and his irritation with an Irishman who did not repair his window properly.
Subject:Andrews, Hardin; Boardinghouses; Bridgens; Greatbatch, Joe; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hoover; Muir, Hugh
Coverage (City/State):New York, [New York]
Coverage (Street):Christopher Street
Scan Date:2011-02-07


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.