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where it was accepted.  Other things to do.  With Cornelius
Mathews to the Literary World Office, where he lent me
his  Chanticleer  a Dicken s-sort of American story. [word crossed out]
[words crossed out].     He had yesterday been introduced
to Kossuth. So had Genin, whom I yesterday saw, about
the pupil business.   [words crossed out]
[line crossed out]
[line crossed out]
[words crossed out]  			 To and fro about the
Traveler Office; to Millers, having had a note from him,
and then  back to dinner.  Wrote a letter to Mr Hart.
Evening drawing on the Reveille blocks.
  10.  Wednesday.  Finishing the Reveille things, to Ann
Street with  em, calling at Genins by the way.  A brother
of his like to die, so I couldn t bother him.  To Reveille
Office.  Got $3 from Barton; to Lockington s, then to 
Traveler Office.   Wrote notices for Holbrook, (at Hawkins
confession of inf-eriority!)  [words crossed out] ^|Forms| all ready;   couldn t go to
press yet, as the printers were engaged on other paper.   To
the Post Office. Back to Traveler.   Then to Franklin.
Dined, then the brief afternoon hour purchasing things for
fire   2 Bushels of Coal, Shovel &c.     Evening got fire
after some difficulty, and then drew Reveille cut.     Then
fire went out from inattention.  Wrote the preceding six
pages, and now am going to bed, after head-washing.
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Three: page forty-three
Description:Mentions that Cornelius Mathews and Genin had both been introduced to Lajos Kossuth.
Subject:Barton; Books and reading; Dickens, Charles; Drawing; Genin; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hart; Hawkins; Holbrook; Kossuth, Lajos; Lockington; Mathews, Cornelius; 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.