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the corner of Ann Street, (where Badean the Engraver
lives, whom [word crossed out]  I did so furiously dun for the $6.)
Found him there, with a certain Englishman, not
long arrived.   Back to Traveler Office, thence returned
to Franklin Street.     Drawing on wood, two things on
the  Forrest Case  in the evening.
  18. Tuesday. To Traveler Office with drawings,
Thence into Bartons, for blocks, having lots of 
Rebusses and such small [deer?] there to do.  Then
into Miller, finished Public School [words crossed out]
[word crossed out]  Then back to Traveler Office, drawing Reveille
rebusses &c.  Joe called  after supper, and after 
an hours more drawing down town with him, to
the Office, where I found they had not as yet set up
Ike, so had to wait for proofs.   Over to the corner
of Ann Street, where Lockington was at work with his
English crony.   Ale and roasted potatoes.  There an
hour, then back to Traveler, [words crossed out]
[line crossed out]
[line crossed out]
[line crossed out]
[line crossed out]
  19. Wednesday.   Drawing &cs for Reveille, 
having finished them, to the Office, and got $1.50
To Traveler Office, paper not out yet.  To the place
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Three: page twenty-four
Description:Mentions his work.
Subject:Badean; Barton; Drawing; Food; Greatbatch, Joe; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Lockington; Miller
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):Ann Street; Franklin Street
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.