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had I thought once of the name I might have
discovered the affinity.)            Talked with
Weldon on this (he introducing the subject;) on
his sickness, and other matters;   books and book
makers.   
    Quitting him called on Mathews, and
saw him.   They gave my last block to Frere
and Bellew to Engrave, which I like not at all.
To Genins,   met Lockington again for the fiftieth
time,   to Mc A Fee s for wood, then back
to Office about 3, a dull drizzling dismal
day.      Dozed awhile.         At 7 Joe and a
fellow shopmate came, and together we went to
the Tabernacle, there paying each our Shilling
to hear Chapin s lecture on John Hampden
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Four: page seventy
Description:Describes a conversation with Charles Welden about his wife, a boarder at the Franklin Street boarding house.
Date:1852-03-30
Subject:Bellew, Frank; Books and reading; Chapin, E.H.; Frere; Genin; Greatbatch, Joe; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hampden, John; Lectures and lecturing; Lockington; Mathews, Cornelius; McAfee; Welden, Charles; Welden, Charles, Mrs.
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Scan Date:2011-02-07

 

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.