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Saw  the Doctor .   To Warren Butlers.   To the Era Office. Talk
with  le Chevalier Picton . [words crossed out].   Then
to the Atlas Office. John Smith Junior of Arkansas (Southworth.)   Got paid for
sketch. Then to Life Office. Saw the Editor who has succeeded to the editorial
chair.   Below, found  the Doctor  in billiard rooms.   Andrews came, and ano-
ther.   Lunch, ale and cigars, talk.  Left them and to Post Office.  Then
to Holts and dinner.   Afternoon in Mr Hart s room.  Colonel  called again, and
made appointment for morrow.
  29. Wednesday. Nassau Street calls. Afternoon the  Doctor  calleth
and makes appointment for the evening. Met him at  The Arbour   
about Broadway with him and a certain cynical acquaintance of his. This
Doctor Greeley is an arrogant braggart, and I think, liar.   In innume-
rable bar rooms, ten-pin alleys, rifle galleries, billiard salons   quitted
them about 11.
  30. Thursday.  In doors all the rainy day, making sketch
for engraver Bridges card   he having called and so desired yesterday.
  31. Friday.  To Bridges, to Bakers, to Badeans   to Era-editor
Picton: (talk with him of Albert Smith, of Ainsworth, of Leman Rede &c)
To Orrs, to Lossing and Barretts.           Drawing for Mr Hart, on the 
Alms house plan in the afternoon.    Evening convivializing, punch,
fumigation, songs natural and patriotic in Harts room, with him
Mr Johns, Mapother, Royal and Joe.	Queer in health
and dull in mind this week.
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume One: page one hundred and twenty
Description:Discussing meeting various publishing contacts.
Date:1850-05-28
Subject:Andrews, Hardin; Badean; Baker; Bars (Drinking establishments); Boardinghouses; Bridges; Butler, Warren; Drawing; Greatbatch, Joe; Greeley, Dr.; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hart; Mapother, Dillon; Orr; Picton, Thomas; Publishers and publishing; Royal, Frank; Smith, Albert; Smith, John, Jr.
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):Nassau Street; Broadway
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.