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nally couching with me. /    Mr Richard-
son called, intimating he shall start to 
join Mr Hart at Syracuse, on Monday
Told him if order could be gotten I d
join them at Buffalo.       /    Letters
from Boutcher.    /       Did the Reveille
work as usual.    One Caricature for
Strong s  Notions.            With Holbrook
to a Broadway Daguerrotype establishment,
where he making all square, I next
day went, Alf accompanying me: and
sate for two Daguerrotypes.    Shall
send home, one for Boutcher.   Have
quite cut the Traveller, save doing a 
rebus once a week for Holbrook.     The
paper is as miserable one as can be, no
printers employed on t,   transfer matter
used   door locked for fear of duns;
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Four: page twenty-three
Description:Comments on the state of the ''Traveler'' periodical.
Subject:Boutcher, William; Drawing; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hart; Holbrook; Richardson; Strong, Thomas; Traveler.; Waud, Alfred
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]; Syracuse, [New York]; Buffalo, [New York]
Coverage (Street):Broadway
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.