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have been those of conservative nature, thoroughly
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  31.  Wednesday.  In doors all day, save for walks
for breakfast & supper.   A wet and dismal day.
  Drawing in desultory and matagrabolized manner
 Henry Hudson on the Half Moon, sailing up the
North River,  for the Lantern.     Atmospherically
miserable.  Davis came in the Evening.
		          April.
  1. Thursday.  Sunlight and blue sky.  Down
town, called at the Lantern & Reveille Offices. To
Wall Street.   Holmes removing.     Back to Office &
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Four: page seventy-five
Description:Describes a lecture by E.H. Chapin on John Hampden.
Date:1852-03-30
Subject:Alfred, King of England; Chapin, E.H.; Davis; Drawing; Gunn, Thomas Butler; History; Holmes, John B.; Lectures and lecturing
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):Wall Street
Scan Date:2011-02-07

 

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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.