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ning and afternoon.  Had a letter from Mr Hart contain-
ing two halves of two $5 bills for  Rome  work. Ought
to have received it yesterday, postman coming in my absence,
and girl in tails and trousers not having intellect enough
to raise two cents.  Wrote right off, about it.  Evening
being busy writing Ike Chapter 7, Joe came, talked
warmly about Kossuth. [words crossed out]
[words crossed out].   Wrote far on into
the night   drew also.
  13. Saturday. A note from Miller.  To Traveler
office &c., to Millers, Barth called in morning
and sat an hour or twain with me.     Afternoon down
town, the paper only out yesterday, partly occasioned
by Lockingtons remissness in getting engravings done.  To
Bartons for blocks,  sat awhile with Lockington,
back to supper.  Busy in the evening.
  14. Sunday.  Busy the live-long day, first drawing
Railways things, then writing Ike.   Getting warmed into
my subject wrote on till past midnight, nor ceased until
the Chapter was completed, at about 1.
  15.  Monday.  At work drawing, Holbrook called
gave him drawings &c.  Drawing on till dusk,
then with all the feelings of a captive escaped from
prison, through the dank chill evening to the
Traveler Office, and Lockington s, left rebusses,
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Three: page forty-five
Description:Mentions his drawing and writing work.
Date:1851-12-12
Subject:Barth, William; Barton; Greatbatch, Joe; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hart; Holbrook; Kossuth, Lajos; Lockington; Miller; Writing
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
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.