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13. Friday.   Drawing all day,  Rebusses
for Reveille and things for Scoville.  Out
to Shelleys with Waud for a stew on the
Evening, and to Swinton and Fays, when I
got a proof of Columbus &c.
  14.  Saturday.  To Scoville s.  Got $1,50.
To Reveille, and then to the Lantern Office
where presently in came Woodward,    talked
awhile with him, then in came others,  Caroll,
Brougham, Foster and the like. General talk,
and the number of the Lantern being brought in, talk
of it.  Left about 3, met Lockington and Alf,
called at Hutchings; met Joe, and walked back
to Franklin Street.    At 4 returned to Lantern
Office, as invited, and to Windust s where I
found Woodward, Brougham and some 6 or 8
more.   Introduction, converse &c, then had
dinner, afterwards general toddying and fumigation.
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Four: page thirty-three
Description:Mentions conversations with various men at the ''Lantern'' office.
Date:1852-02-13
Subject:Brougham, John; Carroll; Food; Foster, George G.; Greatbatch, Joe; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hutchings, Dick; Lantern.; Lockington; Scoville, Joe; Swinton, Alfred; Waud, Alfred; Woodward
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.