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about writing, as commenced over night.  The
Physiology of New York Boarding Houses.    At
7 back to Brooklyn, being rowed across by 
Taylor the man who expedited me thither.
  A dull heavy swell on the water, rain threat-
ening, which came down anon.        Called at
Dunsiers, finding Comegys and Miss Tamison
there, then to New York.     Wrote till far into
the night, and now, to bed.
  12. Monday.   Unpitying drizzle all day long.
Down town to breakfast at the  Rainbow . To Lock-
ingtons.  Back.  Drew Bessford s Billiard Table
with the old Cub and Agent playing thereon.  Down town
Lockingtons, Lantern &c.        Supped at Excelsior
with Lockington & Holbrook, then return through
the drizzle.        Work till late.   Made the drawings.
  13.  Tuesday.  Made drawing on wood for Lan-
tern.  Took it.   Brougham, Caroll &
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Four: page eighty-four
Description:Mentions that he has started to write �The Physiology of New York Boarding Houses.�
Date:1852-04-11
Subject:Bassford; Boardinghouses; Brougham, John; Carroll; Comegys; Dunsier; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Holbrook; Lockington; Tamison, Miss; Taylor; Writing
Coverage (City/State):New York, [New York]; Brooklyn, [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.