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called, then Lockington.   Subsequently Weed
and Dickinson the Engravers, with the news
that Woodward had quitted proprieter-ship of the 
Lantern.   Brougham, (and perchance others) to
carry it on.     Down town to dinner.    Met
Brougham and Hutchings in the bar, after, tal-
king very eagerly.       To Lantern Office.    Bellew
& the rest there.    Return through the wet.
Work on wood.     Called in at Lockingtons going
to supper,  (Holbrook having called on me.)    Waud
there.     And he sat at an adjacent table in
the dining room while I supped.              Work
in the evening.   Small blocks for Reveille.
  9. Friday .  Lockington came.    Drawing for
the  Pick  &c.   To dinner at the  Rainbow  at
1/2 past 2.     I like the place   it has somewhat
of an old-fashioned air   tall windows, dark spaces
between, and irregularly shaped room.  Lockington s
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Four: page eighty-one
Description:Comments on the restaurant ''Rainbow.''
Date:1852-04-08
Subject:Bellew, Frank; Brougham, John; Dickenson; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Holbrook; Hutchings, Dick; Lockington; Publishers and publishing; Rainbow (New York, N.Y.); Waud, Alfred; Weed; Woodward
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
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.