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during the afternoon and evening.  Chapter 
8 of Ike Chivvles.   Unwell.
  8. Thursday.  Writing awhile, then down
town.  To Reveille Office, met Picton, Barton,
and Holbrook;  to Traveler Office, Strongs, Locking-
tons &c.  Met Nagle.   Return to dinner,
writing and drawing the rest of the day.  Ill and
queer.  Weary time of it.
  9.  Friday.  Did drawings, then down town.  To
Traveler Office,  to Reveille, to Mc Afee s, to Strongs,
(got $2) to Genins, to Nagle s.  Then back and
drawing, burlesque landing of the Pilgrim Fathers.
Afternoon Mr Hart came and sat two hours or so.
Evening Fred with two letters, glorious one from
Boutcher.       Moorhouse in my room, came to
see pictures, brought a bottle of sherry which we
drank together, he sitting on the bed.
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Four: page nine
Description:Mentions drawing a burlesque of the landing of the Pilgrim Fathers.
Subject:Boutcher, William; Drawing; Genin; Greatbatch, Fred (Bristol); Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hart; Holbrook; Lockington; McAfee; Moorhouse, Charley; Nagle, James P. (Watt); Picton, Thomas; Strong, Thomas
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
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.