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seedy, unshaven, and rent coat.     To Strongs,
then to Reveille again.   Then back to Frank
lin Street.  Drawing afternoon and Evening,
Lantern subjects.     Heard that Brougham
is sick.       Theft, taking place at this house
just now.
  {4   Thursday.       Busy each day, partly drawing for
  5.  Friday.}       Reveille, Lantern & Notions, partly
down town about Nassau Street.    Nocturnally out with
Alf seeing about purchasings for fitting  up room.
Davis with us one night, (Friday) as we walked
about the Bowery.     The previous one with Alf,
purchasing sheeting &c, on Canal Street. Snow fal-
ling thick and fast.
  6.  Saturday.     Down town, calls.  At Swinton
& Fay s.   Out with Alf.  To Greenwich Street, Nas-
sau & the Bowery.   To Franklin.  Packing up
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Four: page fifty-three
Description:Mentions making purchases for his new room with Alf Waud.
Date:1852-03-03
Subject:Brougham, John; Davis; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hutchings, Dick; Strong, Thomas; Swinton and Fay (New York, N.Y.); Waud, Alfred; Winter
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]; Brooklyn, [New York]
Coverage (Street):Canal Street; Franklin Street; Greenwich Street; Nassau 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.