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to Office, for blocks drawn on, and took it back
to the Lantern.   To Wells & Webb &c, ordering
big block.  To Room again,  found Dickenson
with two Reveille cuts.   Paid him.  Worked 
on, big Lantern Cut till 3, or later when
Weed and Randall came.  Reveille blocks all
done. Paid  em both.   Boy came from Mathews.
Sent blocks, and followed myself,  Weed
and    Randall leaving me at Ann St.
To Mathews & with him to Reveille Office.
Barton there.  A Job to do for him.   To
Wells & Webb, and got block, paying 
  Vermylye $1.50 for t.  To Post
Office &c.     Return.   Avery called.  Drawing
to make for him.       Went to work on the
drawing for Picton.           Joe called to day, at
12.  Martin going to quit Holts, wants to put
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Four: page one hundred and seven
Description:Mentions his drawing work.
Subject:Avery; Barton; Dickenson; Drawing; Greatbatch, Joe; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Martin; Mathews, Cornelius; Thomas; Randall; Vermilye, Ike; Weed
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]; Brooklyn, [New York]
Coverage (Street):Ann Street
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.