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Times Office again for Erie Railroad passes &c. Got  em. At Hut-
chings  Time Piece.        Harrington and Luckey.       At Genins.
Finally at about 4 to my Office, laden with things, some 8 or
more huge boxwood blocks among  em.      Looked in at Swinton s room.
Waud there, & Eyting.        Said that Welden had been twice or thrice,
calling for me, in a bibulous condition.           Up stairs, and drawing
sans pause.   Did one big Four Column drawing, one two column,
making 6 of the latter, and two of the former done in advance.  While
at it Welden came, talked awhile.    How Seymour was detested in
the Office, how O Brien had knocked out teeth twain from an harm-
less individual s mouth for permitting the expression to escape  that he
was no gentleman!            Presently Weldon left, with Montaigne. Waud
came up.         And about 7 Mr Greatbatch with letters from home.
From my mother, Naomi, and George Bolton.        One item in
the former makes me old.       Samuel, my youngest brother is about,
  has done it, by this time,) getting married.        Mr Greatbatch left
and I finished my drawings.        To Erfords for a moment, then to
Beach Street,  moved thereto by the anticipation of getting the other $10
of my $20 repaid me.              Lotty was in, alone, or nearly so, for
there was a sleepy boarder recumbent of on the sofa in the adjoining room.
But before I put down this evening   I must recapitulate a little.
This morning, breakfasting at Sweeneys, I met Whytal & Perkins.
They walked with me into Broadway, and Whytal came up stairs with
me.        I told him, condensing and partly softening it, the account
I d heard at Beach Street about the seperation.  Not a jot else. But
it set him talking, rambling retrospectively at a great rate, and with
unlooked for results.       First he told, how a Saturday evening
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Six: page forty-seven
Description:Regarding visits from Charles Welden, who spoke about Seymour and O'Brien, and John Whytal.
Date:1853-08-08
Subject:Bolton, George; Eytinge, Solomon; Genin; Greatbatch, Joseph; Gunn, Naomi; Gunn, Samuel, Jr.; Gunn, Samuel, Mrs.; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Harrington; Hutchings; Kidder, Charlotte (Whytal, Granville); Luckey; O'Brien, Fitz James; Perkins; Seymour, Charles (Bailey); Swinton, Alfred; Waud, Alfred; Welden, Charles; Whytal, John
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):Beach Street; Broadway
Scan Date:2011-02-02

 

Volume
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.