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by the way, who told me Woodward wanted
to see me.   Found him above, and was 
affectionately recieved.   For putting one arm
on my furthermost shoulder (as do friendly
boys,) he perpended.   When could I let
them have another outline.    The Columbus
one was  magnificent!  &c.     Spake as to
the Bellew transaction, intimating that the
drawing must suffer as to haste and price
nameing the sum, whereon Woodward and
Brougham opened their eyes. 
Woodward proposed going to Swinton and Fays
with me, at once;   adding    I ll pay you
now for those two, if you like.     Of course
I did like, and so, for but lines and initials
got $19.    Then to the corner of Reade
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Four: page twenty-one
Description:Mentions a meeting with Woodward regarding Gunn's work.
Date:1852-01-26
Subject:Bellew, Frank; Brougham, John; Drawing; Fay; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hutchings, Dick; Swinton, Alfred); Woodward
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):Reade Street
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.