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and Caroll. &c.   Strongs.  To and fro.
  27.   Saturday. Barth came. Out with him
then to Strongs &c     Drawing.   One evening
this week, (think Thursday)  called at Mrs
Kidders.  Lotty and her mother just off
for a ball.          George Brown s wife to sojourn
him at New Orleans.
  28.    Sunday.   Took a long walk
some 5 miles or so about Gowanus, and
toward Fort Hamilton.   Back tired about
4, dined, then to room, dozed.  Called
first at Hoopers, Franklin St, then Greatbatchs.
  29. Monday.  Did Initials for Strong.
Down town to and fro.     Called at Butlers.
Bassfords.  Saw Lockington &c.      Yesterday
in returning up Broadway met Sarah Mouatt,
the girl Dick Gunn philandered with. I
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Four: page sixty-seven
Description:Mentions his calls and drawing work.
Subject:Barth, William; Bassford; Brown, George; Brown, George, Mrs. (Bartholomew, Winchester); Butler, Warren; Carroll; Greatbatch, Joseph; Gunn, Dick; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hooper, Mr.; Kidder, Charlotte (Whytal, Granville); Kidder, Rebecca (Morse); Lockington; Mouatt, Sarah; Strong, Thomas
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]; New Orleans, [Louisiana]
Coverage (Street):Broadway; Franklin 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.