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yesterday.     Met Joe Butler standing at Roberts
door, talked with him, then to room.  Drew
lit fire &c .     Down town to supper.   Return.
Davis and a crony of his called.        Drew till late.
  7. Wednesday.  Down town to breakfast. Lockingtons.
Return and drawing Lantern Initials.     Barth came
stayed awhile, and dined with me, at the Excelsior.
  Called at the Lantern Office, return, drawing
again.    Lockington called. Down together to supper
(seeing Brougham by the way.)   Picayune  to be
sold tomorrow.       Davis came.     Barth came as
agreed, and together to Burton s, to see Twelfth Night.
Sir Toby the best played part, and that overacted.
Malvolio fat and prosy, and the fool an ass.     At
an English tavern for half an hour subsequently, then
Barth left.
  8. Thursday.  Drawing for Shovel s  Pick 
Lockington having brought blocks. (Waud having
cut doing them.   Ben and John Haun
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Four: page eighty
Description:Comments on a production of Shakespeare's ''Twelfth Night.''
Subject:Barth, William; Brougham, John; Burton; Butler, Joe; Davis; Drawing; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haun, Ben; Haun, John; Lockington; New York picayune.; Roberts; Shovel; Theater; Waud, 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.