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Afternoon out sketching the Aztec Children  
Evening scribbling for Strong.    Joe came.
Yesterday got a letter from home
  26.  Thursday.  Till 3 drawing on
wood, Reveille.   Made 10 drawings.
Took them down after dinner.   To Bradys
for portraits of Senators, sketching.   Called at
Swinton and Fay s, sat awhile, returned.
Supped, then did big drawing on wood for
Reveille.   Finished it by 11.   Think its
an hour past midnight or so, now.   Never
was so busy in my life before.  Lantern.
Reveille, Strong, &c &c.    Time goes
briskly just now.
  27.  Friday.   To the Reveille Office with
drawing.  Then back and at work on wood
Did the Retreat of Cortez from Mexico,
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Four: page forty-six
Description:Mentions his drawing work.
Date:1852-02-25
Subject:Drawing; Greatbatch, Joe; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Lantern.; New York reveille.; Strong, Thomas
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
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.