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		January. 1852
  1.  Thursday.  Made sketch of Louis Napoloen
Coup d E tat.  Joe and a fellow employee calling
while at it.  Finished, dressed, and out.  Called
at Mrs Kidders, sat chatting apropos of the day.
Mason called in.  Out, through the glad frosty, snow
covered streets to Canal.  Looked in at Dobs.  Thence
to Holts, for Mr Hart.  He not within.  In the parlor
&c.  Mrs Holt, Blood &c recieving their New Year s
calls.     Back to home and coffee, all alone in the
dining room.  Out again, walk down Broadway,
on the Battery.  Castle Garden.  Returning passing
Washington Market had the purse-dropping scoundrels
try their vocation on me, (for the third time, nigh to
the same spot.)  Evening Joe called, and then Mr
Hart.   Out in company, stroll down Broadway.
Then to Reade Street, Whiskey &  Punch. 
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Four: page five
Description:Describes the events of New Years Day, 1852.
Subject:Blood; Dobson, Mrs.; Greatbatch, Joe; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hart; Holt, Mrs.; Kidder, Rebecca (Morse); Mason; New Year; Pickpockets
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):Broadway; Canal Street; Reade Street
Scan Date:2011-02-02


Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Four
Description:Includes descriptions of looking for drawing and writing work among New York publishers, boarding house living, visits to Mrs. Kidder and her daughter Lotty, the start of the ''Lantern'' publication and joining the ''Lantern Club,'' attending a ball on Governors Island, attending a lecture by E. H. Chapin, visits to Staten Island, and a visit to Niagara Falls.
Subject:Boardinghouses; Books and reading; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Military; Publishers and publishing; Theater; Travel; Women
Coverage (City/State):New York, New York; Niagara, 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.