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24.  Tuesday.   Drawing four Initials for
Lantern.     Great spree here to-day about
dinner time.   Had that horrid girl  Angee  come
to beg a 50/100 loan, so I guessed there was
something anon.  No dinner bell rang, so
about 1/2 past 3, I went down, and there found
divers hungry and exasperate boarders getting
relays of steak, about enough for two at a time.
Mrs Leave had dived, as usual   (it s my
impression she gets into a subterranean cupboard
and locks herself up when there s any desperate 
crisis.          Many boarders among the number, and
Miss Pease was as red as an aggravated
lobster. /              Edward Greatbatch came
with letter from home.     At about 4 went
to Swinton and Fays , there awhile   then
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Four: page forty-one
Description:Mentions an incident at his boarding house in which dinner was delayed.
Subject:Angee; Boardinghouses; Fay; Food; Greatbatch, Edward (Bristol); Gunn, Thomas Butler; Leave, Mrs.; Pease, Miss; Swinton, Alfred
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.