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or one who s fitter for Heaven.     But oh!
my God let that not be yet.     Let what
will occur   anything but that when I again
go home I may not miss the dear face
that prayed to God to bless me ere I started.
Oh my mother would that I could see you
now.    That I may be beside you in Heaven
some day.      God knows how unfit I am for
it, though.
  25.  Wednesday.   To Swinton and Fay s.
With the former to  Lantern  Office, saw
Hutchings.      To Reveille Office, to Mathews
Sanctum,  to Post Office, to Lantern Office again.
Back to Franklin   Found that Barth had
been.      Back to Lantern.  Brougham, Carroll
and Bellew there.     Conway came.    With
Carroll to Gymnasium.   To Castle Garden.
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Four: page forty-five
Description:Comments on his mother.
Subject:Barth, William; Bellew, Frank; Brougham, John; Carroll; Conway; Gunn, Samuel, Mrs.; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hutchings, Dick; Mathews, Cornelius; Swinton, Alfred
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.