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morning.   Drawing or writing during
the rest of the day.   Horridly busy, I
know.
  3.  Tuesday.  Barth called, finding
me busy on Outline 3.   Stayed awile.
Afternoon over to Brooklyn (meeting
Beukman by the way.)     At Dunsiers.
Supped there &c.
  4  Wednesday.    Sick all day, and
unable to work at all.  Much the same
condition that Sancho Panza was in when
the blessed balsam began to operate. Awful
clearing out.   Davis and Lockington called.
  5.   Thursday.  Better, but weak.
Down town, to Lantern Office, saw
Woodward, got blocks.   To Reveille, to
Strongs & Roberts, Swinton &c.  Draw-
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Four: page twenty-five
Description:Mentions an illness.
Date:1852-02-02
Subject:Barth, William; Beukman; Books and reading; Davis; Dunsier; Dunsier, Mrs.; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Lockington; Roberts; Strong, Thomas; Swinton, Alfred; Woodward
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]; Brooklyn, [New York]
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.