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streamed in my window thus afternoon!
  28.  Wednesday.  Did a drawing for the Lantern
Brougham s notion.   Did rest of the Reveille
subjects.   Down town, Lockington having called.
To Lantern Office.  To Reveille.  To Dickensons
twice, dining in the interval, and after waiting
some time found him.   Left him two blocks 
to cut.   To Lantern again, then at about 3
crossed to Brooklyn, called at Dunsiers.  Miss
Tamison and Comegys.   Folks going to move
on the first of May.          Return, drew awhile
then supped, then called at Mrs Kidders, staying
till midnight.  Lotty playing at the Lyceum.
Alfred Brown came in and a certain jolly old
rooster yclept Davis, and the quartette   including
self and Mrs K got up some of the funniest,
side-splitting mysteries, suspicions and innendos
possible.   Davis coming out gloriously.  Lotty &
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Four: page one hundred and one
Description:Describes a visit to Mrs. Kidder's residence.
Date:1852-04-27
Subject:Brougham, John; Brown, Albert; Comegys; Davis, Isaac O.; Dickenson; Drawing; Dunsier; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Kidder, Charlotte (Whytal, Granville); Kidder, Rebecca (Morse); Lantern.; Lockington; New York reveille.; Tamison, Miss
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]; Brooklyn, [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.