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I think Holbrook just prints enough copies
to send to the people who advertise, and
no more.  The man s horridly hard up.
Little Lockington occupieth the room in
the Corner of Ann and Nassau, (which
said room stinketh horribly)  and which
he don t intent to pay the rent for.  Alf
sends on a drawing on wood to 
Gleason, which is returned,
albeit it is good.              I myself busy
enough morn, even, and night.  Weather
partly snowy, frosty, or foul.  Bau-
doin called once, and I think Joe.
	         February
  1. Sunday.  Drawing some half
dozen things for the Reveille.  Alf
with me.
2	Monday.   Down town during the
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Four: page twenty-four
Description:Comments briefly on Holbrook's situation.
Date:1852-01-26
Subject:Baudoin; Boardinghouses; Gleason; Greatbatch, Joe; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Holbrook; Lockington; Traveler.; Waud, Alfred
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):Ann Street; Nassau 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.