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present part of the afternoon.       Sat up talking till
some three o clock I think.    Shakspere, Homer,
Ariosto & finally Sweeden borg. 
  6.  Monday.  Breakfast   then at about 1/2 past 7
to the Goverment boat and was rowed over to Castle
Garden   thin snowflakes falling, a leaden sky,
and buildings thinly coated with snow.      To Office.
Weed called.   Drawing till evening, Fred Great-
batch calling.  Met Joe as I walked down town
to supper.   Bed early after a little reading.
  7.  Tuesday.   Down town.  Snow and mud all
the way. Winter all the year round it would seem.
To Lantern Office.   Hinsdale, Bellew, Brougham
& O Brien.     Saw Lockington.   Called at
Reveille Office, and at Mathews .  Nought for
Reveille, called at Genins, met Warren Butler
who told me of the non-departure of his brother
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Four: page seventy-nine
Description:Mentions that Joe Butler did not leave for California.
Date:1852-04-05
Subject:Barth, William; Bellew, Frank; Books and reading; Brougham, John; Butler, Joe; Butler, Warren; Genin; Greatbatch, Fred (Bristol); Greatbatch, Joe; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hinsdale; Lockington; Mathews, Cornelius; O'Brien, Fitz James; Weed; Winter
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.