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the  Lantern  was like to come to a smash.
That Woodward oweth Frere & Bellew some 
$60 or so &c.  Should nt wonder.  Left him
at Scoville s door, then back to Office.
Wrote to Boutcher; now about 12, shall go
to bed.
  {16. Tuesday.       Did Lantern Initials.   Some
  17.  Wednesday.}       Reveille work.  To and fro
irregularly about Nassau Street.  Vile weather.
Hooper called on me.   Eddy Greatbatch & Joe.
See nothing of Waud.   Swinton sold me his
contrivance for sleeping for $4 & helped me to
put it up on Tuesday.     Lonely rather and
busy, though not as of late in the drawing
way.
18.	Thursday.  At 1 over to Brooklyn
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Four: page sixty-one
Description:Mentions that he has not seen Alfred Waud lately.
Date:1852-03-15
Subject:Bellew, Frank; Boutcher, William; Frere; Greatbatch, Edward (Bristol); Greatbatch, Joe; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Scoville, Joe; Swinton, Alfred; Waud, Alfred; Woodward
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]; Brooklyn, [New York]
Coverage (Street):Nassau 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.