At Lockingtons, at Strongs &c. Saw
Welldon. Drawing at night.
25. Sunday. Writing for Strong s Yankee
Notions , to the best of my recollection all day.
Alf Waud with me.
26th Monday, to the End of the Week
and present month. Having gotten over a
fortnight in arrear, must perforce score up
some division of each days detail. Calling,
(I think) on Tuesday at the Lantern Office
found the two Engravers who work there, who
told me how Bellew had taken Outline the
first, to get Engraved, he recieving, $25, and
farming it unto Swinton and Fay for 15.
Whereupon I having called there, and finding
that he had also left needless injunctions for
its hurrying up , called again at the Lantern
Office in the afternoon, meeting Hutchings.
|Title:||Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Four: page twenty|
|Description:||Mentions Frank Bellew farming an engraving off to Swinton and Fay.|
|Subject:||Bellew, Frank; Engravers; Fay; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hutchings, Dick; Lantern.; Lockington; Strong, Thomas; Swinton, Alfred; Waud, Alfred; Welden, Charles|
|Coverage (City/State):||[New York, New York]|
|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.|