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Post Office.      Concluded contract with Mathews
to do entire Number of Reveille drawings engraving
& drawing.       To Strongs.   Back to Lantern.
Brougham off for Boston.                At 1/2 past 4
to the Club dinner.        Stayed till 10   dull
talk I think.   The best part of the conversation
was in the topic  Whether the Moon is or is not
made of green cheese?.
  25. Sunday.  Did drawing on wood for Reveille.
Joe Called.     Weed came for drawing by 11, and
took it.           Dined at 2, at Van Name and
Bush s, then to Hoboken, by the Barclay Street
Ferry, and being discharged therefrom with other
multitudinous holiday-makers, to a terrace, adja-
cent, looking westwards, green plots in front, and
comfortable looking.      Calling at No 15 and inquiring
for Mr Charles, I was speedily inducted into a
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Four: page ninety-six
Description:Mentions another meeting of the Lantern Club.
Date:1852-04-24
Subject:Brougham, John; Charles; Drawing; Greatbatch, Joe; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Lantern.; Lantern Club; Mathews, Cornelius; New York reveille.; Strong, Thomas; Weed
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]; Boston, [Massachusetts]; Hoboken, [New Jersey]
Coverage (Street):Barclay 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.