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14.  Sunday.   Doing odd chores awhile, then
down town to dinner.   Then back, writing letter
to my Mother.   Plashing wet day out, and rather
dull in-doors.   Alf with Lockington & Barton
out boating .  He returning at about 4, got irate
and sulky by constraining a false meaning & cleared
out again.  Wrote on till 8, then out to Reade
St Shades, had ale and Weslh Rarebit,  sat awhile
then called at Mrs Kidders.   Talking with her
and Lotty.   The last appeared at Brougham s
Lyceum on Friday.   Tolerably successful.  Goodall
came.                    Heard how George Brown
had gone off West, for Saint Louss.
  15.  Monday .   Down town, Nagle s, Mathew
Reveille, Mc Fee s.   Back to Office.  Drawing
all the afternoon.   Down to Excelsior for Supper
Met Lockington.  Told me how he heard that
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Four: page sixty
Description:Mentions an argument with Alfred Waud.
Subject:Barton; Brougham, John; Brown, George; Goodall; Gunn, Samuel, Mrs.; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Kidder, Charlotte (Whytal, Granville); Kidder, Rebecca (Morse); Lockington; Mathews, Cornelius; McAfee; Nagle, James P. (Watt); Theater; Waud, Alfred
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]; Saint Louis, [Missouri]
Coverage (Street):Reade 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.