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10.  Saturday.  Drawing awhile on wood, then
down town to Traveler and Reveille Offices; Mathew
&c.  Post Office & others.   Drawing big block for
Traveler in the afternoon.  Lockington came
for it.   Work in the evening.
  11. Sunday.  Writing to my mother till
sunset and after.  Then to Mulberry Street, called
for Joe, with him to Chapins.  He not preaching,
to Holts, where visiting Mr Hart we sate round
the Store in converse until 9 or so, Left and
parting from Joe, called at Mrs Kidders. She,
Jane Gibson and Mason there, the latter smoking
cigar in defiance of both.  Sate and listened
and talked an hour or two.     Heard how
Picton and Picayune Scoville had both been
enamoured of Mrs G Brown, when Mrs Bar
tholomew   the latter writing awful long letter
which Mrs K had read.   No news of
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Four: page ten
Description:Mentions a visit to Mrs. Kidder.
Date:1852-01-10
Subject:Brown, George, Mrs. (Bartholomew, Winchester); Chapin, E.H.; Gibson, Jane (Mason); Greatbatch, Joe; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hart; Kidder, Rebecca (Morse); Lockington; Mason; Mathews, Cornelius; Picton, Thomas; Scoville, Joe
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):Mulberry 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.