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Harts things some where.
    It s hailing, raining and snowing work to do
now!  Evoe ! !
  4. Tuesday.  Picton called, with Ye Doctor
about his drawing, talking clamourously and insanely
Native Americanism gone mad and such like bosh.
     He leaving, Drew the  Lantern  big cut.  Barth
came;   down town with him.  To the new Lantern
Office.   Powell and Bellew,   to dinner, then par-
ted.  To the Democratic Review, to Post Office   to
Lockingtons &c.        Return, supped, drew the
design for Picton, then Avery s.
  5.  Wednesday.  Picton and the Doctor came.
Barton came.   Woodjohns came.  Weed came. 
A regular levee, the earlier part of it a very
mossy one, for Picton as is his wont talked all
the time, and vociferously.    Down town.
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Four: page one hundred and eight
Description:Mentions a visit from Thomas Picton.
Date:1852-05-03
Subject:Avery; Barth, William; Barton; Bellew, Frank; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hart; Lockington; Picton, Thomas; Powell, Thomas; Woodjohns
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.