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paid $2,50.  To Castle Garden with Barth,  where
we parted.   To Traveller Office, and Lockingtons.
Evening drawing for the  Budget ,  Lockington coming
for the block at 10.
  4  Sunday.  Snow thick, deep and constant out
of doors, and biting cold atmosphere.  Writing subjects
for Strong till nightfall.  Sallied out at 8 or
so,  down Broadway through the thick snow drift.
Met Mr Hart as he left Chapins, and with him to
Pattens, where was Mr Richardson.  Imbibition &
fumigation for an hour or so, then left.
  5.  Monday.  Down town.  Took Strong his copy.
In at Traveller Office, Lockingtons, to
the Post-Office &c  Genins & thereabouts.  After
dinner off to Perry Street, where finding the pic-
tures were not raffled or likely to be, returned
back with them.  Snow, mud and water, very
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Four: page seven
Description:Mentions picking up his paintings because they will not be raffled after all.
Date:1852-01-03
Subject:Barth, William; Chapin, E.H.; Genin; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hart; Lockington; Richardson; Strong, Thomas
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):Broadway; Perry Street
Scan Date:2011-02-02

 

Volume
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.