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17.  Tuesday .   In doors all day,
work on wood, drawings for Reveille and
Picayune.      Alf came in evening, having
with Roberts, Swinton and Fay been engaged
in  a bust  , seeing Schenk off to Boston   
all intent, save Alf to make him infernally
drunk, in which they succeeded; but got
him aboard the boat in time.   Alf now
abed.
  18.  Wednesday.   To the Picayune and Reveille
Offices.   Barton going to quit Reveille.  To
Mathews at the Literary World Office.
Thence saw Lockington, then Holbrook in
at the store whereat Frere and Bellew sell
Valentines.   Met Morey there, and chaffed
him till he waxed sulkily irate about the
escheated 50 cents.    Called at the Lantern
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Four: page thirty-seven
Description:Mentions a ''bust'' in which Alf Waud, Roberts, Swinton and Fay got Schenk drunk before his departure for Boston.
Date:1852-02-17
Subject:Barton; Bellew, Frank; Drawing; Fay; Frere; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Holbrook; Lockington; Mathews, Cornelius; Morey; New York reveille.; Roberts; Schenk; Swinton, Alfred; Waud, Alfred
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]; Boston, [Massachusetts]
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.