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drawing.   Found a letter from Dillon Mapother
awaiting me at the Lantern Office, thither conveyed
by Miller.               Drawing till 4 or so, when
Edward Greatbatch came, with a letter for me from
my Mother.        Down town to supper, calling in at
the Lantern Office by the way, where I found Brougham
Bellew & O Brien.                   Writing to George Bolton
in the Evening.
  2nd.  Friday.  Down town, meeting Lockington
at breakfast.   Calling in at Strongs for pencils,
saw him and got paid for the work on the  Notions .
$11 &c.       Return, drawing the remainder of the
day.      Queer, feverish, overpowering headache sans
remission, and internal commotions, weak all over
and, profoundly matagrabolized.
  What a Crusoe like air my Notes have just
  4. Saturday.   Down town to breakfast, meeting
Swinton on the staircase, having but then returned
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Four: page seventy-six
Description:Mentions his drawing work and feeling ill.
Subject:Bellew, Frank; Bolton, George; Brougham, John; Greatbatch, Edward (Bristol); Gunn, Samuel, Mrs.; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Lockington; Mapother, Dillon; Miller; O'Brien, Smith; Strong, Thomas; Swinton, Alfred
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Scan Date:2011-02-07


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.