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from Boston;   he accompanying me to the  Excelsior. 
Waud coming in there sat at the same table   few
scarce any words passing between us.       Leaving them to
the Post Office, thence, returning to the Lantern 
Office.     Back drawing, remaining till 1, then return-
ed to dinner, called in at Butlers, and Lantern
Office.  Woodward being in a great state of exhilaration
at the, then, rapid sale of the paper.    Carroll
and Hunsdale there.     Called on Lockington, finding
there the evil Woodpecker Knight who marred
my  Running with the Machine  picture done for
Strong.   Sitting with back towards he fancied I didn t
recognize him.          To Butlers place again, with
intent to accompany him to the  Fanny Major , the
bark which takes Joe Butler out for California.
Butler not being there, to Roberts, and after a
brief visit to my room, (and a   nip  with him
and a Philadelphia woodpecker, hight Walsh,) off
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Four: page seventy-seven
Description:Mentions seeing the engraver Knight, who pretended not to recognize him.
Date:1852-04-04
Subject:Butler, Joe; Butler, Warren; Carroll; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hunsdale; Knight; Roberts; Strong, Thomas; Walsh; Waud, Alfred; Woodward
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]; Boston, [Massachusetts]; California; Philadelphia, [Pennsylvania]
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.