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her little brother, with two masculines came;
and the mirth grew uproarous.           Left with
Brown and Davis,   imbibed, and then each to
our several domiciles.     Davis giving me an invite to
visit his Bath House, on Long Island in the sum-
  29.  Thursday.   Will Kidder called.    Picton
came,  he having met me two days back and in-
timating he wanted me.  Wishes a design for
a poster, lithograph.  The Sachem  devoted to
the Extermination of all foreigners,  so he phrases
it.      Out with him and his friend   lunched.
To the Lantern.  O Brien and Powell,
Burkhardt &c.    With Powell to the office
of the Democratic review .    Saw a queer MS
book there, once belonging to O Connell.  The
Ave Maria & Lords prayer, written in 50  dif-
ferent languages.          Called at Mathews,
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Four: page one hundred and two
Description:Mentions an invitation from Mr. Davis to visit his Long Island bath house in the summer.
Subject:Brown, Albert; Burkhardt; Davis, Isaac O.; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Kidder, Will; Lantern.; Mathews, Cornelius; O'Brien, Fitz James; O'Connell; Picton, Thomas; Powell, Thomas; Sachem.
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.