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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 1, page 11, July 29-31, 1849

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Identifier: DX08827538

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 1, page 11, July 29-31, 1849

Description: Describes a trip to New York with George Bolton and a walk on the Battery by the water. Lists the publishers and lithographers he met while searching for work.


29. Sunday. Calling on George [Bolton] in the morning was then and there informed by him that he, last night, being outside the shop, standing on the “stoop” did verily behold the spectrum, “double-ganger ,” or bodily appearance of Dick Gunn pass by. May be. / Over to New York together, and a walk on the Battery [Battery Park]. Sunlight, sparkling water, fresh breeze and philosophizing. In the Afternoon he paid me a visit. Evening again to the Battery, Joe [Greatbatch] being with us.

30. Monday. To Bobbett & Edmunds, to [Benjamin F.] Childs, (where I waited unsuccessfully and wearily for half an hour or more). To [James] Stringers. To Robert Roberts. To 136 Nassau. In the afternoon again to Childs. Postponement. To the publishing office of that estimable paper the “Scorpion.” To an Engravers in Ann St. To [James G.] Wilsons again — a renewed treaty. To [Warren C.] Butler’s — an Engraver near — proposal as to “Cholera.” Finally back to Jersey City, sad and half mad with the wearisome heart aching trying for work. A walk with George in the evening. Railed at Fortune and felt better afterwards.

31. Tuesday. To [Thomas] Bonars, the lithographers and with him to Wilsons. Then to the “Era” Office. Then to Dunegans, publishers. Then Appletons. then Childs, then back. Evening — with George and Joe to New York and under the latter’s guidance to a species of American “Cyder Cellar,”

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1849-07-29

Type(s): Diary

Maker/Creator: Gunn, Thomas Butler, 1826-1903

Subjects: Business
Battery Park (New York, N.Y.)
Publishers and publishing


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