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and fines (of a cent each) were incurred at a
great rate.      Much talking and laughter.
But for the wit, it was, in proportion to
the converse, like Falstaffs bread to sack.
Much booh.        I scarce said three sen-
tences, holding it fitter to sit and see the play
than be before the curtain.  
Got bored and left about 8, called in at
Mrs Kidders for ten minutes, seeing her, then
to room and bed.
  18.  Sunday.  Had intended Hobokenizing
and a call on Mr Charles, but
no sun out, and presently rain .   Wherefore
I breakfasted in doors, at a cost of 6 cents,
and remained till near 2, when going down
town, dined at the Excelsior, with Lockington
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Four: page ninety-one
Description:Describes a meeting of the Lantern Club.
Subject:Charles; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Kidder, Rebecca (Morse); Lantern Club; Lockington
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]; Hoboken, [New Jersey]
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.