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converted into an impromptu bar, whereat
Creecy provided most part of the time, I, for
half an hour aiding him,  and doing a roaring
trade on the gratis principle.
  Getting tired at about 4, off to the Hospital
and to bed.            Barth & Caroll came about
8 or so.         Stayed till about 3 in the after-
noon, and then with Caroll, back to New
York in the Goverment boat.     Parted with
him, to Office, called at Swinton and Fays,
down town again.     Davis came in evening and
fitted up shelves for me.
  25.  Thursday.  Down town with Reveille
drawing yesterday.     Saw Mathews once or
twice.   At Lantern Office.  Dunsiers in the
Evening.
  26.  Friday.  Got money from Woodward
$8.   Saw Bellew.  Brougham
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Four: page sixty-six
Description:Describes attending a ball on Governors Island.
Date:1852-03-24
Subject:Balls (Parties); Barth, William; Bellew, Frank; Brougham, John; Caroll; Creecey; Davis; Dunsier; Fay; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Mathews, Cornelius; Military; Swinton, Alfred; Woodward
Coverage (City/State):New York, [New York]
Scan Date:2011-02-02

 

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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.