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next morning.)     To Reade Street shades, whiskey skin
and a read at Punch, then to bed.
  20.  Thursday.  To Reveille Office, with blocks
Got into a long converse with Matthews, the Editor,
concerning Washington Irving, he like [words crossed out]
[words crossed out] depreciating him [words crossed out].  Barton joined in
the talk, [words crossed out].
Got $2 for drawings.   To Traveler Office, to Genins,
where I saw him, (Wants me to teach an individual
drawing. Barkis is willin .)   To the Post Office.
To Millers.  (Got a pleasant letter from Mr Hart,
this morning   all right.)   Back.     Traveler not
out yet.   Newsboy said it was  bust up .   Back to
Franklin.  Dined.   Read a little, (Barth calling
meanwhile, didn t see him.)     Down town at sun-
set.   Traveler Office.   Paper out in great glory,
(a day after its time,)   talk with Holbrook. Hawkins
would nt lend him $17, [words crossed out]
[words crossed out]. 				/  Hol-
brook made proposal if he could nt rouse tin enough
to start Yankee Doodle, to make me Editor of
Traveler, putting Hawkins aside, as he has all
along desired to do.     He can t write, except nastily  
Makes up for the paucity of his brains by sen-
sualism and abuse.   Won t do, and Holbrook knows
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Three: page twenty-eight
Description:Comments on his work.
Date:1851-11-19
Subject:Barkis; Barth, William; Barton; Genin; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hart; Hawkins; Holbrook; Irving, Washington; Mathews, Cornelius; Miller; Publishers and publishing; Traveler.
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):Franklin Street; Reade Street
Scan Date:2011-02-07

 

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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.