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Street.   Had a bath, called at Webers,
to Gurneys for a sketch of Barnum, then
to dinner.      Back.   Reveille drawing
on wood at evening.    Davis here.   /   Alf
and Lockington doing all the drawing for
Scoville s  Pick.     Alf working down stairs
at Swinton & Faye.
  4  12.  Friday.   Down town to breakfast.
After returned, took Reveille drawing to Mat-
hews   to the Reveille Office, Lantern, lunched
&c.   Then to Mathews again.   Thence to
Brooklyn, across the Atlantic St Ferry.
Called at Dunsiers, he back with me over
Fulton ferry.   Left him & to Lantern Office
Found all the fellows there.  Got $10 from
Woodward.   Called in at Lockingtons. He
has now a room in the Lantern building)
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Four: page fifty-eight
Description:Mentions the calls and work of his day.
Subject:Davis; Drawing; Dunsier; Dunsier, Mrs.; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Lockington; Mathews, Cornelius; Scoville, Joe; Waud, Alfred; Weber; Woodward
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]; New Jersey
Coverage (Street):Atlantic Street; Fulton 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.