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16. Monday. Down town.  Lantern
Office, saw Woodward.   Picayune Office.
Got block from Hutchings.      To Spottiswoodes
Got two parcels, from England.  To Strongs
To Lockingtons.  Met Holbrook there.  To
Swinton and Fay s awhile.  Opened one
parcel and Alf got his letters.   To Franklin
Street.         Overhauling parcels.   Letters from
all at home, from Naomi, Rosa, Sam
and my mother.  God bless them all.  A
letter from Will Waud.   Volumes from
Whitelaw, Leigh Hunt s Autobiography.
Drawings from Boutcher &c.      Read
and drew the rest of the day.   Alf with
me all the Evening.          I must write to
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Four: page thirty-six
Description:Mentions receiving two parcels from his family in England.
Subject:Books and reading; Boutcher, William; Fay; Gunn, Naomi; Gunn, Rosa Anna; Gunn, Samuel, Jr.; Gunn, Samuel, Mrs.; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Holbrook; Hutchings, Dick; Lockington; Swinton, Alfred; Strong, Thomas; Waud, Alfred; Waud, William; Whitelaw, Matthew; Woodward
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):Franklin 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.