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with Brougham and Bellew to Lispenard Street,
the Club.             Some half dozen assembled, whom
I had met before there.                 The others, O Brien
&c arrived, the Secretary read over the minutes
of last meeting, took money & (I paying 62 1/2 /100
for Constitution &c  Bye laws)      Then dinner was
served, and in good style.    Roast sirloin &
boiled mutton & accessaries.       That being over
with success, fumigation & imbibition.  The
Club proceeded to customary fooling, each member
funable if denominating any member out of
his luminous name.     Brougham as president
was Great Wick   the Vice, lesser Wick  
the dinner committee  Honorable Grubs , and
the rest Bulls eye, Blazes, Rocket, Torch
Camphine &c, and the like.        They
tried O Brien with much mock formality
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Four: page ninety
Description:Describes a meeting of the Lantern Club.
Date:1852-04-17
Subject:Bellew, Frank; Brougham, John; Food; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Lantern Club; O'Brien
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):Lispenard Street
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.