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occupying himself in putting curtains before my
                  Twenty bokes clothed in black and red ,
while I lay, head and limbs aching, half asleep,
listening to the noise of his hammer, the rain
without, and thinking of home.
  21.  Wednesday.   Fred Greatbatch came.  Down
town, breakfast, called at Lantern Office &c.
Returned and did the two remaining blocks of
the Jones  subjects.  Joe calling twice, and again
in the evening, very kindly.     Read to me, stay-
ing an hour or twain, while I drew.   Design
for a poster apropos of Nagles remaining.
  22. Thursday.   Joe called at 12.  Down
town.  Better in health altogether.  Rain all
gone   glimpses of sunlight now and then.  To
Lockingtons, then to Mathews, then dined, 
thence to Nagle s, then to Mc Afee s for
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Four: page ninety-four
Description:Mentions Joe Greatbatch visiting and reading to him.
Date:1852-04-20
Subject:Books and reading; Greatbatch, Fred (Bristol); Greatbatch, Joe; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Jones; Lockington; Mathews, Cornelius; McAfee; Nagle, James P. (Watt)
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.