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times by little village, of framed white houses, 
each with its small field in the rear.   By
gentlemans  seats and open fields.      Charles is
an Englishman, of sixty  
We talked of the country and its beauty, of New
York and the like.          Returned about sunset,
and after another hour or two, devoted to the little
cigars, and the company of three or four young
fellows who came in, and seemed marvellously 
well at home;  I left, crossed, had a Welsh
Rarebit at Reade Street, then to my room, 
Wilhelm Meister, and bed.
  26.  Monday.  To Lantern Office.  Bellew
came, and then Powell.  Named my notion
for a drawing, and got a whole page block
for it.  To Mathews, to Lockingtons, then
at 12 or so dined.    Returned, drawing.
Weed came with word that the block
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Four: page ninety-eight
Description:Describes a visit to Mr. Charles at Hoboken.
Date:1852-04-25
Subject:Bellew, Frank; Books and reading; Charles; Food; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Lantern.; Leisure; Lockington; Mathews, Cornelius; Nature; Powell, Thomas; Weed
Coverage (City/State):New York, [New York]; Hoboken, [New Jersey]
Coverage (Street):Reade Street
Scan Date:2011-02-07

 

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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.