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Canal, called at Kidders   door closed and deaf
to knuckle intimation.   Called at Franklin Street,
saw Mrs Hooper, Bland s little son, and subse-
quently ascending tapped at Moorhouse s room.  He 
was at Niblo s, as his wife in that rich deep
heartfelt tone which some lady actresses are mistresses
of, assured me.       Returned to room and
read Wilhelm Meister.
  17. Saturday.  Down town to breakfast.  Return
and did another Jones drawing.   Down town at
1, called at the Lantern  Office, at Warren But-
lers once or twice, (he paid the $2 borrowed last week
all right.)     to Mathews, to Reveille Office, seeing
Mr Charles, then to Strongs (he having bidden me
do so,)   then to Lantern Office again.  Hinsdale,
Carroll, Dickinson, Baudoin &c.              At
1/2 past 4 walked up the sunny dusty Broadway,
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Four: page eighty-nine
Description:Mentions his daily visits and drawing work.
Subject:Actors; Baudoin; Bland, Jr.; Boardinghouses; Books and reading; Butler, Warren; Carroll; Charles; Dickinson; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hinsdale; Hooper, Mrs.; Jones; Kidder, Rebecca (Morse); Mathews, Cornelius; Moorhouse, Charley; Moorhouse, Mrs.; Strong, Thomas
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):Broadway; Franklin 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.