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Holbrook there.    And there came a well-bearded
printer who had, with others  struck  at the  Sun 
Office, inasmuch as the sons of Beach had attempted
to reduce the price of 32 cents a thousand  M s  to 30.
  Called in at the Lantern Office.   Saw Brougham.  Asked
me what they owed.     Woodward cleared out altogether.
  Brougham says he shall keep paper on.     To Mat-
hews.  /      Return, called at Swinton & Fay s.
Evening Joe came.  With him to Genin s new store up 
town.  Genin there.  Then to Mulberry Street,
where I stayed till 11.
  10.  Saturday.   Down town to breakfast.
Return.   Lockington came.   Drew subject for
a story for him, for a certain Cambrian
who proposes publishing the same.
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Four: page eighty-two
Description:Mentions that Woodward has left the ''Lantern.''
Subject:Brougham, John; Fay; Genin; Greatbatch, Joe; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Holbrook; Lantern.; Lockington; Mathews, Cornelius; Publishers and publishing; Swinton, Alfred; Woodward
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):Mulberry Street
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.