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knew her at once, spite of her fine raiment.
Beside her, lovingly, walked an individual  
her admirer doubtless.       /             Getting
home found by Mr Greatbatch who called
that a friend of George Boltons John Conworth bound
Canada-wards has called on me   off
to morrow.            Reading  Monte
Cristo during the evening.
  30.  Tuesday.   Of late My Diary has been
but pitiful shreds and Patches,   a Week or more
strides by and I have to grope backwards after its
foot-prints in most halting manner.   Therefore
unless this Resolve prove a Square of Hell s Pave-
ment I ll return to the good old Rule, the
simple plan of chronicling each days detail at its
close.   So be it.           /            In doors till
12, then met Joe as I descended.  To Strongs
where I met Lockington, he having me with him
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Four: page sixty-eight
Description:Comments on his recent diary writing habits.
Subject:Bolton, George; Books and reading; Conworth, John; Greatbatch, Joseph; Greatbatch, Joe; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Lockington; Mouatt, Sarah; Strong, Thomas; Writing
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]; Canada
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.