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dined, returned.  Drew the Lantern subjects
till sunset.   Calld at Mr Greatbatch s, thence
with him to Weeds.   Left blocks, returned
to Mr Greatbatchs, stayed till 11.
  30.  Friday .  Randall called.   Mr Richard-
son called.    He off to England in June.   Wants
Waud to help him finish and touch up pictures &c.
Drew till near three, then down town. Called
up Lockington.  Dined.  To Lantern Office.  There
alone for some time. To Nagles.  To Lantern again
then to the Printing Office, Powell & O Brien
there.   To the Lantern again. Evening in doors  
Writing to George Bolton.
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Four: page one hundred and three
Description:Mentions a visit to Mr. Greatbatch.
Date:1852-04-29
Subject:Bolton, George; Greatbatch, Joseph; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Lantern.; Lockington; Nagle, James P. (Watt); O'Brien, Fitz James; Powell, Thomas; Randall; Richardson; Waud, Alfred; Weed
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]; England
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.