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day even.     Took small things to Reveille
Office on Thursday morning, through fast fal-
ling snow.
  23.  Friday.   Putting Reveille subject for
the current week on wood.  Took it there
after dinner.   To Lockingtons, Holbrooks &c.
Waud at Lockington s.      Holbrook walked
back with me.     Evening Barth came, and
subsequently Joe.   At Barths suggestion, all
out, took sleigh up one on the avenues,
singing,  hi hi ing  and howling in a great
state of exhilaration.   My first sleigh ride.
Returned after imbibing, in my room awhile,
then Barth and Joe left, and to bed.
  24. Saturday.   Finished outline.  Out 
after dinner, to Reveille Office.  Got paid
$3/50.  To Lantern Office.  Saw the
Engraver who works there.  No one else in.
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Four: page nineteen
Description:Describes a sleigh ride taken with William Barth and Joe Greatbatch.
Subject:Barth, William; Greatbatch, Joe; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Holbrook; Leisure; Lockington; Waud, Alfred; Winter
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.