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       Page Lectures at the Athen um Club.
dirty staircase,  we ve had a bully nights sport
of it!                           I met Mrs Sexton in
Broadway this morning; when she told me that
she with her mother lived in Bleecker Street,
giving me the address.
  30.  Tuesday.  Office.     Return.     Writing No2
of dog-article.
  31.  Wednesday.  Office.     Returning met
Mrs Wall.     Writing during the afternoon and till
9, then out to report on autograph and docu-
ment sale.    Saw Marble and had friendly
talk with him about my doing sketches for the
paper; left the office at midnight.

  1.  Thursday.   Office, Courier do, then
up-town.  Writing in the afternoon.  In the evening
to the Athenaeum club, where I met Rondel, Ni-
chols, Webb (of the Times) and was introduced by
Briggs to Page the artist.        The Hillards appeared
subsequently, also Avery and I made the acquain-
tance of young Homer the artist on wood, who told
me that he and W. Waud had taken an office
together, in Libery street.      Page delivered a
lecture on Art.     After refreshment, in the
form of oysters and chocolate, left with Webb,
parting with him at Bangs &c auction rooms,
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Fourteen: page eighty-two
Description:Describes attending a lecture by the artist Page on art at the Athenaeum Club.
Subject:Avery; Briggs, Charles F.; Food; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Homer (Artist); Jewell, Mrs.; Jewell, Selina (Wall); Journalism; Lectures and lecturing; Marble; New York world.; Nicholas, John G.W.; Page; Rondel; Sexton, Nelly; Waud, William; Webb (reporter)
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):Bleecker Street; Liberty Street
Scan Date:2010-04-26


Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Fourteen
Description:Includes descriptions of attending a lecture by J.H. Siddons on Queen Victoria; seeing tightrope walker Charles Blondin perform; boarding house living; his freelance writing and drawing work; visits to the Edwards family and his friendship with Sally Edwards; a visit of the Prince of Wales, the future Edward VII of Great Britain, to New York; his work as a reporter for ''The New York World;'' a visit to a dog fighting establishment; an evening spent at the 4th Ward police station awaiting 1860 election returns; and Gunn's experience as a correspondent for ""The New York Evening Post"" in Charleston, South Carolina, in the aftermath of South Carolina's secession from the federal government.
Subject:Boardinghouses; Civil War; Elections; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Journalism; Military; Police; Publishers and publishing; Secession; Slavery; Slaves; Travel
Coverage (City/State):New York, New York; Charleston, South Carolina
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 2010 Missouri History Museum.
Source:Page images, transcriptions, and metadata of the Thomas Butler Gunn diaries have been provided by the Missouri History Museum.