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Lotty.   By the by, Master Will Kidder
called on me, yesterday, and stayed turning over
drawings, an hour or so.
  12.  Monday.  Working on wood, Did 7
drawings   three Reveille ones.  Took em there &
got $2.    Called at Traveller Office; went to
Castle Garden &c.   Work on Pilgrim fathers
when I returned, till late.   Never worked harder
in my life, or was so poor.
  13.  Tuesday.  Working, on wood all day. Pil-
grim Fathers.   Down town afternoon.   Traveller
& Reveille.   Davis called at night.
  14. Wednesday. Finished block.  Down town
with Mathews at his Sanctum, to Traveller.
Morey a scoundrel.  To Holts, where I passed
the time till 9, with Mr Hart and others ther
talking.      An Englishman there laudatory of
Louis Napoleon [word crossed out] and reviling Kossuth.
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Four: page eleven
Description:Mentions his drawing work.
Date:1852-01-11
Subject:Davis; Drawing; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hart; Kidder, Charlotte (Whytal, Granville); Kidder, Will; Kossuth, Lajos; Mathews, Cornelius; Morey; Napoleon III, Emperor of the French
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
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.