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called at his place over Gurneys, in Broad-
way.   There I found him, in company with the
little dog, at work on an oil picture of
Niagara, during Winter.    The room, (or
rather two, being at angles one with the other
was crowded with old pictures, frames, prints and
the light, all jumbled together, by the stove, out
on the open floor was a heap of ashes, partly covering
it up.   Talked for a couple of hours with
him about the Niagara trip.   He had left
them at Buffalo, thence intending to proceed to
Cleveland.  They had looked for me to join them
Left,  called at the office whereat Scoville,
whilome Editor of the Picayune, intendeth to start
a  Pick  on his own hook, there saw him
got blocks.     In doors rest of the day    I
think, partly reading.
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Four: page thirty-two
Description:Mentions a discussion with Richardson about Richardson's recent visit to Niagara.
Date:1852-02-12
Subject:Gunn, Thomas Butler; Niagara Falls (N.Y.); Richardson; Scoville, Joe; Winter
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]; Buffalo, [New York]; Cleveland, [Ohio]
Coverage (Street):Broadway
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.