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10.  Wednesday.   Down town, calls.
Nagle s book store &c.   Drawing Lantern Ini-
tials all the rest of the day.              Meeting
Warren Butler in at the Lantern Office, I
called at his place yesterday.   There he
was, just the same sort of fellow, good natured,
shifty and not too well off.   He had got one of
my little innocents to operate upon from Woodward.
Heaven help it!     /  
  11.  Thursday.   Supped off half pie and
milk.     Lantern Initial.  Made Reveille
sketches.    Down town to Mathews.  To Strongs
afterwards for blocks.       Met Ben Haun
and his brother John in Nassau Street.  They
about to start a grocery Store in N Jersey.
To Mc Fee s for carpentry.  To Canal
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Four: page fifty-seven
Description:Mentions a visit to Warren Butler and meeting Ben and John Haun in the street.
Subject:Butler, Warren; Drawing; Food; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haun, Ben; Haun, John; Mathews, Cornelius; McAfee; Nagle, James P. (Watt); Strong, Thomas; Woodward
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]; New Jersey
Coverage (Street):Canal Street; Nassau 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.