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assembled.     A democratic meeting.    Liberty & a tar-
barrel.     To Webers, then back to work and thus  
till this moment, sorely pestered by the accursed mosquitos
who knowing their end approaches, assail with vampire like
fury.
  29. Wednesday. To Traveler Office, thence to [word crossed out]
Millers, where I commenced on the Map title, on the Stone.
Back to  Traveler  & dinner.     At work drawing on wood
subsequently, incidental of Kossuth, (all honor to him.)  This
till late at night.     Rushed out after supper to convey tickets for
Niblo s to Mary Ann & Mr Greatbatch.
  30.  Thursday.  In doors drawing till 3, then down
town, called on Roberts, then to Traveller, with block.
Subsequently to Reveille Office, then to Castle Garden sans 
success.     Then back to Traveller, and at 6 in come Engra-
ver Hitchcock, and I, he & Holbrook discuss about start-
ing a paper a la Punch.     Drawing rebusses for Reveille  
during the evening.   Weary work.     Unceasing rain all day.
  31. Friday. To Bartons. To Traveler. To Wall Street.
Working on map title.  Call at Traveler again. To
Castle Garden.  Dinner.   Barth and another called.   Left
them in Broadway. To Millers, work. Called and talk
with Holbrook.     Evening wrote a song. [words crossed out]
A letter from Alf Waud to day.
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Three: page sixteen
Description:Mentions his work.
Date:1851-10-28
Subject:Barth, William; Barton; Drawing; Greatbatch, Joseph; Greatbatch, Mary Anne; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hitchcock (engraver); Holbrook; Kossuth, Lajos; Miller; Roberts; Waud, Alfred; Weber
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):Wall Street
Scan Date:2011-02-07

 

Volume
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.