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and then to Brooklyn, to little Stratton. Had
it out at the second essay.   I think a person of
lively imagination suffers more than another,   he
pictures all the detail of the infliction.   The comfort-
able   very easy arm chair, the abominable feel of
the instrument in the mouth   and then the horrible
scrunch.     The only way to counteract this sort
of thing is to let Imagination run on further, and
picture yourself walking away from the dentists with
the torment over.                     Called at Dunsiers.
Back to New York.   Wet through all the time,
called at Lockingtons, dined with him and Holbrook
then called at the Lantern, then return to room.
  16. Friday.   Drawing. Two notions for Lantern,
and Rebusses for Reveille.  To Fulton Street.
Afternoon drawing to the Story (by Jones.)   Evening called
at Mulberry Street.   Joe out with me, parted at
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Four: page eighty-eight
Description:Describes having a tooth pulled.
Subject:Dentists; Dunsier; Greatbatch, Joe; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Holbrook; Jones; Lockington; Stratton
Coverage (City/State):New York, [New York]; Brooklyn, [New York]
Coverage (Street):Fulton 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.