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hours.       Joe came, stopped nearly an hour, sit-
ting by the bed-side and fidgetting all my clothes off
the chair.     Alf came after.   He draws all
day long at Swinton & Fay s, takes his
grub here and there as best pleases him.
  2nd. (Yesterday put down erroneously to Feb-
ruary s credit.)     Tuesday.    Making ready
for drawing when Barth came.  Out with him.
To Swinton & Fay s, where Alf joined 
us.   Walked down filthy Broadway mud to
Liberty Street.     Imbibed ale and sat awhile.
To the Battery with Barth. Saw him off.
Back, looking for a room with Alf about
Broadway.     To Reveille Office.   To Mat-
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Four: page fifty-one
Description:Mentions a visit from Joe Greatbatch and looking for a room with Alf Waud.
Subject:Barth, William; Boardinghouses; Clothing and dress; Greatbatch, Joe; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Mathews, Cornelius; Swinton and Fay (New York, N.Y.); Waud, Alfred
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]; Brooklyn, [New York]
Coverage (Street):Broadway; Liberty 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.