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30.  Monday.   Called at Swinton & Fays.
To Strongs, leaving Copy & drawings.  Found
him Sick.       To
the Lantern Office.   Brougham & Carroll
there.   Called in at Lockingtons, then back
to Swinton and Fay s where I learnt that
Barth had called and taken out Alf.
Walked down the intolerably muddy, filthy
Broadway as far as Fulton, there returned.
Met in the course of the morning Pope, Lister,
Bellew, Mason (looking small and hairy)
and Albert Brown, who told me how he
had to work till 6 in the evening   Injured
and persecuted being!     After dinner to Brooklyn
Made a call at Dunsiers &c.     Returned, and
at about 8 finding fire gone out, went to bed
and read Leigh Hunt and Ariosto for three
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Four: page fifty
Description:Mentions his day's work and visits.
Subject:Barth, William; Bellew, Frank; Books and reading; Brougham, John; Brown, Albert; Carroll; Dunsier; Dunsier, Mrs.; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Lister; Lockington; Mason; Pope; Strong, Thomas; Waud, Alfred
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]; Brooklyn, [New York]
Coverage (Street):Broadway; Fulton 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.