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and Broadway, talking with Wood-
ward by the way.   
who lacketh admiration.
At the Office, there he told them he d give
$20 each, for the series, whereat they
were well content.   /               Alf Waud
draweth there.    After making some six
or eight designs he took them to the Lantern
Office, leaving them.    Next day called,
  they were not wanted.    Bellew was in
the place.   
Everybody hates him,   perhaps the more
so that he s good looking.          Through
the medium of Lockington    Alf has sold
them some two or three drawings, by
the help of which he gets along, working
out at Swinton and Fays, and noctur-
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Four: page twenty-two
Description:Comments on Frank Bellew.
Date:1852-01-26
Subject:Bellew, Frank; Drawing; Fay; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Lantern.; Lockington; Swinton, Alfred; Waud, Alfred; Woodward
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):Broadway
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.