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and no-sense having mortal.   All bombast and
commonplace, or worse.   He s been a scoundrel
however.   Your fool is very apt to be so on
very small temptation.  /      Met Weed.
Found him for blocks.   To Averys, he having 
called, as I learnt, on me.  Not in.
Called at Mathews, in the earlier part of the 
afternoon, giving him  Copy  for Cuts.     Supped
at Van Name and Bushs, then returned up
Broadway.   Met Powell, stood talking
with him at door awhile.  Bellew came and
they off together.       To my room and did
a drawing on wood.           Write resignation to
Lantern Club, giving it Burkhardt this afternoon.
Cant pay for being bored.
  2.  Sunday.   Did chores &c, then, having
the option of staying in doors, and drawing, or com
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Four: page one hundred and five
Description:Mentions his resignation from the Lantern Club.
Date:1852-05-01
Subject:Avery; Bellew, Frank; Burkhardt; Drawing; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hawkins; Lantern.; Lantern Club; Mathews, Cornelius; Powell, Thomas; Van Name and Bush (New York, N.Y.); Weed
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):Broadway
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.