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Called at Swinton and Fay s.  Had an
oyster stew at Shelleys, back to Frank-
lin and bed.
  11.  Wednesday.  Suicidal day.
Almighty wet and London like.  Mud
and drizzle.   Down town during the greater
part of the day; at the Lantern Office, at
Lockingtons, saw Holbrook, at Swinton and
Fay s &c.  Afternoon up comes a boy from
Strongs, needing me at the store.  Down to him,   to
write a page extra for Notions. Weldon being sick.
Met Alf Waud and Lockington.  Back to Franklin
Street with the former.   Had a pie supper, then
to the  Bowery,   and investing shillings for Goodall s
benefit, entered the pit amid the Newsboys, and
no-coated gentry.   The house was densely crowded
and the lively and excitable pit tites kept up
a continuous hi hiing, enlivened occasionally by
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Four: page twenty-nine
Description:Describes attending Goodall's benefit theater performance.
Date:1852-02-10
Subject:Fay; Food; Goodall; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Holbrook; Lockington; Strong, Thomas; Swinton, Alfred; Theater; Waud, Alfred; Welden, Charles
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):Franklin Street
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.