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Lockington came.   Evening drew the subject
apropos of Louis Napoleon [words crossed out]
for the Reveille, then did the one for  pos-
ter, for Jew Levy, Printer.  Bed late
  30. Tuesday.  Finishing drawings,
to Reveille, thence Traveler, paper out,
and price being reduced to one cent, selling
admirably.  To Castle Garden, to Reveille
again &c.  A pleasant notice in the Re-
veille, of me.  Evening crossed to Brooklyn
called at Dunsiers, all out, returned, dense
ghostly mist, bells sounding, ferry boats risking
safety.  Mud, mist, and clammy wet shroud-
ing everything.   Reading Mathews glorious
books.  That man has genius.
  31.  Wednesday.  Mr Hart aroused 
me, having arrived last night.  Down
town with him, to Millers, to Cedar St,
to Traveler Office, to Reveille, (got $2.50.)
to Castle Garden, (no linen) to Holts,
where I left him.   Beastly day .  Mud
and discomfort everywhere.    To Canal
Street.  Got boots.  Back to Frank-
lin. Drawing,  driven rain without.
And now, here, on the last day of
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Three: page fifty-two
Description:Comments on author Cornelius Mathews books.
Date:1851-12-29
Subject:Books and reading; Drawing; Dunsier; Dunsier, Mrs.; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hart; Levy; Lockington; Mathews, Cornelius; Miller; New York reveille.; Traveler.
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]; Brooklyn, [New York]
Coverage (Street):Canal Street; Cedar Street; Franklin 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.