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field where he had taken employ with a certain 
Gilder, and worked with him, (having a
London pick-pocket for confrere,) for some weeks,
and from thence came hither by rail; having
some three or four dollars in pocket, in
good health, and marvellously seedy in appear
ance.          Sate up conversing together, of
Boston, of Maine, of New Hampshire and
Vermont, of wanderings hither and thither,
of the great Gleason; Browns amours and
a thousand other matters, and an hour or
so past midnight to bed,   together.
  17.  Saturday.    Waud out looking for employ
as gilder, which he could not find.  I my-
self hard at work in doors, I think not
stirring out, or if so, not for long.   Davis
called in the evening.
  18.  Sunday.  Drawing &c.  In the
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Four: page fourteen
Description:Mentions Alf Waud's return to New York, and describes his adventures along the way.
Date:1852-01-16
Subject:Damoreau, Charles (Brown); Davis; Gleason; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Pickpockets; Waud, Alfred
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]; Boston, [Massachusetts]
Scan Date:2011-02-02

 

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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.