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To Pattens.   Mr Richardson not in.  Stayed 
awhile, then back through the snow-clad streets
and $2 in pocket.   Hard times.
  15. Thursday.  To the Lantern Office, Fulton
Street.  Saw Woodward, talked awhile with him,
and appointed to call again in the afternoon.  To
the Reveille and Traveler Offices, Nagle s book
store, Lockingtons, and to Mathews sanctum
at the Literary World Offices.     Drawings to put
on wood for his  Chanticleer , payment hereafter,
when book is republished.   Afternoon down town
again to the  Lantern  Office, where being admitted
into the small box-compartment in the corner of
the room I found John Brougham seated writing
funniment amid some five or six desultory chat-
terrers, Bellew, the artist & others. Had
a talk with Brougham and Woodward, and
agreed with them about commencing a Series
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Four: page twelve
Description:Mentions discussing illustrating ''Chanticleer'' with the author Cornelius Mathews.
Date:1852-01-14
Subject:Bellew, Frank; Brougham, John; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Lantern.; Lockington; Mathews, Cornelius; Nagle, James P. (Watt); Richardson; Woodward
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):Fulton 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.