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denuding the little room & then cart being gotten
jolted off to my new abode, corner of Reade &
Broadway, having payed the $5 for first months
habitation, that morning.  Getting things up four 
pair stairs &c.  Then at about six, leaving Alf
and Davis (who would be there anon) to finish
purchasings, I went off to the Star in Walker
Streets, where the Lantern fellows dine now. That
meal was over, so took a tod, and remained an
hour or twain, then left with Woodward.  With
him at a shooting gallery, then about 10 back
unto my new habitation.  Alf came anon. He
and Davis had bestirred themselves, purchased
mattress, looking glass, &c. and a big buffalo
skin as counterpane.   Went to bed on the
floor, being tired out and toddied.
  7.  Sunday.  Fixing things &c.  Davis came.
Busied with Alf till about 3, then to Nassau
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Four: page fifty-four
Description:Describes his move to his new room.
Date:1852-03-06
Subject:Davis; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Moving; Rent; Waud, Alfred; Woodward
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]; Brooklyn, [New York]
Coverage (Street):Broadway; Nassau Street; Reade Street; Walker 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.