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Did design for bill poster for Reveille.  Down
town, to Mathews with it.    Dined, met Lock-
ington.   To Lantern Office.   Brougham, O Brien,
Bellew, Carroll & Hinsdale there.   Brougham
had talk with me.     Paid $5. (Bye the
bye Warren Butler gave me a call, to bor-
row $2 till  next week , which I lent him.)
Return up Broadway, sunlight.       Off for
Brooklyn by 6.   Dunsier & wife.   Miss
Tamison, Comeygy & afterwards Fagan.
Left at 11.         Met Mac Namara in crossing
the ferry going thither and drank with him.
Anderson and family have been hard put
to it this winter.     Sickness & poverty.
  11. Sunday.  Joe came about 11.  Dressed &
then walked to South Ferry, he quitting me
there.     To Governors Island, there dined
with Barth, dozed, then subsequently set
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Four: page eighty-three
Description:Mentions that the Anderson family had hard times the previous winter.
Subject:Anderson; Anderson, Fred; Anderson, Pelham; Barth, William; Bellew, Frank; Brougham, John; Butler, Warren; Carroll; Comegys; Dunsier; Dunsier, Mrs.; Fagan; Greatbatch, Joe; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hinsdale; Mac Namara; O'Brien, Fitz James; Tamison, Miss
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]; Brooklyn, [New York]
Coverage (Street):Broadway
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.