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Woodward out of town.     Then to
Wall Street.  Then Swinton and Fay s
then to dinner.     Out again in the
afternoon.  To Lockingtons.  With him
through the mud to White Street,
where Astrologer Roback lives, who
having offered $4 for the Magic block
we decided to sell it, of course.  But
there were 15 or 20 women waiting the
rascal s leisure, to be conjured with, so
we came away.
  10.  Tuesday.  Lockington came with
$3 from Roback.    Halved it  
had mutural beer and pie.     Worked
all day, 9 comic initials, four rebusses
and drawing.    To Reveille, and to
Strongs   Got $11  from  latter.
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Four: page twenty-eight
Description:Mentions selling a block to astrologer Roback.
Subject:Gunn, Thomas Butler; Lockington; Roback; Strong, Thomas; Swinton, Alfred; Woodward
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):Wall Street; White Street
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.