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22.  Sunday.  In doors all day.   Alf
with me.       Drawing the Retreat of Cortes
and his followers from Mexico.
  23.  Monday.  Work at drawing.  Then
having finished it, down town.   To the Lantern
Office, to Wells and Webbs, to the store where
I saw Lockington and Holbrook, (the latter
told how there was to be a Sheriffs Sale of
his type of Wednesday.)   To the Post Office,
Swinton and Fays &c.      Returning met
Lotty in Franklin Street, she having just called
at our place, to see Bland.   Walked back with
her to Broadway, and her mothers rooms  
There was Pope, Mrs K, Mason and Jane
Gibson.   Sat half an hour or so, then left.
Drawing in the afternoon and evening.
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Four: page forty
Description:Mentions meeting Lotty at his boarding house and walking back with her to her mother's boarding house.
Date:1852-02-22
Subject:Bland; Fay; Gibson, Jane (Mason); Gunn, Thomas Butler; Holbrook; Kidder, Charlotte (Whytal, Granville); Kidder, Rebecca (Morse); Lantern.; Lockington; Mason; Pope; Swinton, Alfred; Waud, Alfred
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):Broadway; 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.