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the bye I think I should naturally distrust that
man s physiognomy.   He has a low English face, and
an unpleasant sort of deferential way of speaking.  /
Brougham is a good looking, genial, witty pleasant
man,   with an Irishman s appreciation and capacity
for drollery.    I like him.   /        Return and
at work on the mahogany, Reveille poster, which
I finished at 3 1/2, headache, toothache and internal
agonizations stomachic-worrying torments the while.
To Mathews with Block.   Talk with him. He
going with the stream against Kossuth.   Bah!
   /                Dined at Excelsior, called
again at the Lantern Office, then returned, did
a drawing on Wood for Story, took it down at night-
fall through the sluggishly dripping rain, left it
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Four: page eighty-six
Description:Comments on John Brougham.
Date:1852-04-14
Subject:Brougham, John; Drawing; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Kossuth, Lajos; Mathews, Cornelius; Powell
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Scan Date:2011-02-07

 

Volume
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.