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Found Holbrook there, as usual         Waud came.
Dined together at the Excelsior, returned
to Broadway   and here sit I, all alone,
having hastily scribbled what I recollect of the past
week.       My diarizings are scant now, and
its almost a bore when one gets in arrear.
  13. Saturday.  To Mathews, drew a little there.
To Nagle s book store, then Reveille.  Got paid $2 1/2
To Hutchings.  To Dining Place, Post Office, Lantern
Office, and Lockingtons.  Thence crossed to Brooklyn
called on Fagan s at his new store, then not finding
the block left yesterday at Dunsiers, walked on
there.     Stayed to dinner, and during the afternoon,
then crossed to New York by the South Ferry, called 
at Nagle s and in Fulton Street, then, after supping 
to my room.  Read awhile &c, did chores, then 
to bed.
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Four: page fifty-nine
Description:Comments briefly on his diary entries of late.
Date:1852-03-12
Subject:Books and reading; Dunsier; Fagan; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Holbrook; Hutchings, Dick; Lockington; Mathews, Cornelius; Nagle, James P. (Watt); Waud, Alfred
Coverage (City/State):New York, [New York]; Brooklyn, [New York]
Coverage (Street):Broadway; Fulton 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.