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finishing it throughout.
  28. Saturday.  To the Lantern Office, saw
Hutchings, and got an order for payment of Picayune
work, which was duly honored.   To Lockingtons
new den, (in the Lantern building,) whilk whilome
was occupied by Field the Artist, who called
while I was there.  Waud there.  He being
drawing & Lockington cutting for Scoville s
Pick.     Walked back with Waud through
snow and driving rain.     Found a man
waiting for Copy for Strong s Notions. Gave
him some.   After dinner from three to 
sunset, drying, &c.  Evening scribbling  
  29.  Sunday.    Great row occurred at about
an hour past yester midnight, which arose thus
as at the breakfast table I learned.     Ritchie
the Scotchman who get s drunk, and then generally
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Four: page forty-seven
Description:Describes an incident at his boarding house.
Subject:Boardinghouses; Drunkenness; Field; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hutchings, Dick; Lockington; Ritchie; Scoville, Joe; Waud, 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.