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was done, and he had sent it to get.
Went to Badean s where I found Weed and
block; paid him, to Mathews, then to Reveille
Office; then Mathews again.   Settled about cuts
for next week.    To Lantern, then to Hol-
comb and Levys.    Then return to room. Sup-
ped as I breakfasted, Milk and loaves.  Weed
and another engraver came, talked awhile
Davis came,   left, to call again at 1/2 past
ten, by which time I had finished the whole
page Lantern drawing.
  27. Tuesday.  Cometh a small boy of Weed s
begetting with a basket full of wood blocks  and
a missive.    Down town with Lantern drawing.
To Holcomb and Levy s with it, leaving it there.
To Mathews .  Talk of Reveille subjects.  To Cliff
Street,  Spottiswoodes  and got the home parcel, to
Lockingtons.   To Nagles, with their pine-wood poster.
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Four: page ninety-nine
Description:Mentions his drawing work.
Subject:Badean; Davis; Food; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Lantern.; Lockington; Mathews, Cornelius; Nagle, James P. (Watt); New York reveille.; Weed; Weed, Jr.
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):Cliff Street
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.