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20.  Saturday.   Writing for Strong;   down
town at 4 in the afternoon, to Strongs, then
Lantern Office, (where were some half dozen
expectant money-waiting Engravers,) then looked
in at Lockingtons. (Holbrook & Waud there)
Little said.        Dined, then back to room.
Chill wintry, sunny, ice cold day.
  21.  Sunday.  In doors letter writing till
afternoon.     Called at Leonard Street, the new
abode of Cunningham and his wife.   Then to Mr
Greatbatchs for the remainder of the Evening.
  22.  Monday.   To and fro, down town, calls
and writing & drawing.
  24.  Tuesday.   Reveille drawing for next
week.     At 5 or so dressed then off to the
South Ferry and aboard the Hamilton Avenue
boat, where were there also destined to the
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Four: page sixty-four
Description:Mentions calls he made.
Subject:Cunningham; Cunningham, Mrs.; Drawing; Greatbatch, Joseph; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Holbrook; Lockington; Strong, Thomas; Waud, Alfred; Winter
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):Hamilton Avenue; Leonard 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.