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[newspaper clipping]
EMPLOYMENT WANTED_IN THE LITERAR-
ry, artistic, or architectural way, or all.  The ad-
vertiser has edited a newspaper, supplied illustrations
to  Punch,  and held employ in the offices of London
architects.  No objections to going anywhere, from
Cape Cod to California.  Apply or address (post paid)
T G, 177 Canal st,                                      ol4 6*78
Page
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Two: page one hundred and four
Description:Newspaper clipping of Gunn's advertisement for employment.
Subject:Architectural drawing; Drawing; Gunn, Thomas Butler
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):177 Canal Street
Scan Date:2011-02-07

 

Volume
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Two
Description:Includes descriptions of Gunn's attempts to find drawing work among New York publishers, brief employment in an architectural office, visits to his soldier friend William Barth on Governors Island, boarding house living, drawing at actor Edwin Forrest's home at Fonthill Castle, and sailing and walking trips taken with friends.
Subject:Boardinghouses; Books and reading; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Military; Publishers and publishing; Religion; Travel; Women
Coverage (City/State):New York, New York
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.