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To Lantern Office again.  Other calls.  Return to
Office, cut work on Reveille cuts.  Finished one
two column one by the time Weed called for it.  To
Lantern Office again.  Dined with Powell at Windusts.
to room and drew the other Reveille two column draw-
ing during the evening, with two minors.  Magnifi-
cently busy. /                 My dear mothers portrait in
the little brown paper parcel!       Mark this day
with the whitest of stones.   I was happy and touched
to the heart at its receipt, and felt more unutter-
able thoughts than can be spoken of.         She will
look like my grandmother in the course of years   I
note the change of three years.   Her face is fuller,
her look happier.      Now God in Heaven bless her
and all of them!             How the glorious sunlight
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Four: page one hundred
Description:Discusses receiving a portrait of his mother.
Subject:Gunn, Samuel, Mrs.; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Powell, Thomas; Weed
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
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.