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hews .     Arrived outside Swinton & Fay s,
while debating outside as to pursuing our quest
further, up came the Jew Myers, either
owner or agent for the building.   After some
badinage he agreed to let the room I last
looked at for $5 a month.    So on Saturday
I quit, and try a new mode of existence.
It s a two windowed room, though small, at
the very top of the building, and looks towards
Stewarts Store.   /             Parted with Alf,
then to Franklin.   Drew on wood   four
Reveille subjects, and now have just scored
up Diary.
  3. Wednesday.   To the Reveille Office, to
Mathews.   Met Donovan   (who of course gave
me the first number of a new paper he was in-
terested in.)     Met Hutching, looked rather
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Four: page fifty-two
Description:Mentions letting a room in a building on Broadway for $5 per month.
Date:1852-03-02
Subject:Donovan; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hutchings, Dick; Mathews, Cornelius; Meyers; Publishers and publishing; Stewart (dry-goods man); Waud, Alfred
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]; Brooklyn, [New York]
Coverage (Street):Franklin Street
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.