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 Porcupine  verily to come out in October (!)  Drank with him and parted.
Down Broadway, black bands swathing lamp and awning post, store and 
street sign; hoss soldiers, Artillery waggons, banners, drums, trumpets
muffled; firemen companies, hot sunlight and blue sky   the white
marble City hall and Park trees standing out in relief against it.   The 
procession marches, crowd grows denser, Barnum s covered with ga-
zers, as indeed is every available eminence; Stewarts store with Old Zacks
last words on it s front   I have endeavored to do my duty.     Dust, heat,
noise, crowd ad infuntum.     To Mattice s.  Then after half an hour
back, and up Broadway to Canal.   The huge procession not half spun
its length then.    /            Now I wonder how many who in parade and
Mars livery turned out to day,   how many among them had in heart
a solemn thought of regret and honor for the brave and honest hearted old Sol-
dier whose life was spent for his country?	   /	       Got letter from
Phillips and Sampson with payment for drawing. 	      Writing to my 
mother all the Evening.
  24. Wednesday.  All day Editorializing for Mattice.   Over-hauling
correspondent s letters, writing answers, slashing leaders, puffing
notices, correcting proof, supplying printers with copy & as if to the
manner born.	   Evening after a walk to Peck Ship called at Holts,
and there saw Hart and Mapother. Also Joe, who s unwell and
has not been at work for the last day or two.   There conversing about
Mr Johns for an hour or so, then left and back to Canal.
  25. Thursday.  At the Life Office all day Editorializing to
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume One: page one hundred and forty-four
Description:Discusses his work and Zachary Taylor funeral procession.
Date:1850-07-23
Subject:Andrews, Hardin; Boardinghouses; Funeral rites and ceremonies; Greatbatch, Joe; Gunn, Samuel, Mrs.; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hart; Johns; Life in New-York.; Mapother, Dillon; Mattice; Phillips and Sampson (Boston, Mass.); New York porcupine.; Publishers and publishing; Taylor, Zachary
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):Broadway; Canal Street
Scan Date:2011-02-07

 

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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.