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  24.  Friday.  Writing & drawing, then down town making
calls.  Traveler,   Roberts, Neagle s, Post Office, Bartons,
at Reveille Office &c.  Afternoon out again with more small draw-
ings.  Supper.  Big stone arrives from Miller to draw map title
on.  Evening called at Dunsiers.     To the Broadway theatre
  25. Saturday.  Drawing awhile.  To Roberts, to Lock s, then
to Strongs, saw him and his editor. To  Traveler .     Afternoon
out again. To Brooklyn, then to Traveller. Sat awhile with
Holbrook; then to supper. He called for me afterwards, and
together we went to the Lyceum.  White horse of the Peppers 
played & I seldom recollect to have been more thoroughly pleased
Brougham (he whom while-ere I knew as projector of  the Bubble 
acting excellently.   Ballet dancing. Rousset family &c afterwards.
  26  Sunday.  Wet all day, rain sans mercy.  Writing [words crossed out]
[words crossed out].  In the evening talking with Mr and Mrs Cunningham
in their room by fireside   principally on  Slavery .  Mr C is a 
Georgian.  [words crossed out]
  27. Monday.  Wrote a little, then to Castle Garden.
Thence to Holmes, thence to Millers, to Anderson, Holmes &
Andersons again.  Got paid $5, Evoe! Thence to Traveler Office,
and with Holbrook to Locke,  who agreed to take a hundred co
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Three: page thirteen
Description:Mentions seeing a play at the Lyceum.
Subject:Anderson; Barton; Brougham, John; Cunningham; Cunningham, Mrs.; Drawing; Dunsier; Dunsier, Mrs.; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Holbrook; Holmes, John B.; Locke; Miller; Nagle, James P. (Watt); New York reveille.; Publishers and publishing; Roberts; Slavery; Strong, Thomas; Theater; Traveler.; Writing
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]; Brooklyn, [New York]
Scan Date:2011-02-07


Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Three
Description:Includes descriptions of looking for drawing and writing work among New York publishers, visits to Mrs. Kidder and her daughter Lotty, boarding house living, theater acquaintances, and Lajos Kossuth's visit to New York.
Subject:Actors; Boardinghouses; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Publishers and publishing; 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.