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Office, at Swinton and Fay s, then
to dinner.     Drawing, reading or
thereanent in the evening.
  19. Thursday.     Four drawings on
wood for the Lantern.
  20.  Friday.  Lantern Office.  Woodward
and the others there, Brougham, Caroll,
O Brien and Bellew.     To Schnieders
where I ordered breeks.  To Wells and
  at work drawing.
  21. Saturday.  Drawing awhile,   then
calls down town.   Looking for an Office,
at Swinton and Fays.    Afternoon to the
Lantern Office, then round to Windusts, where
were Brougham, Carrol, Bellew, O Brien
and another.       Hutchings came anon. Rather
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Four: page thirty-eight
Description:Mentions his drawing work.
Subject:Bellew, Frank; Brougham, John; Carroll; Drawing; Fay; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hutchings, Dick; Lantern Club; O'Brien, Fitz James; Swinton, Alfred; Woodward
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
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.