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To Averys, leaving block. To dinner.  To Mathews
and to the Reveille.  Had a row with Mathews
(he being jealous of Charles  influence,) in which
I had the better, by far.  An oily, encroaching,
unloveable man.    To the Lantern Office, then
to Strongs.     At the former, comes the printer,
having received a lawyers letter, apropos of
the article pitching into Lockwood, the prison
ruler of Sing Sing, Head shaver, and tormentor
by water.  Case of  Libel .   Resolved to pitch in
more next week.    Good looking, well bearded
Swinton came.   Out with him.   Calling at
Strongs, saw him and Weldon.   Back to
my room, then out again, and crossed to
Brooklyn, by the Hamilton Ferry. Lovely,
hot, sunny day.   Found out the   Canara
plaster mill  which Barth wants drawn
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Four: page one hundred and nine
Description:Mentions his drawing work.
Subject:Avery; Barth, William; Charles; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Lockwood; Mathews, Cornelius; Strong, Thomas; Swinton, Alfred; Welden, Charles
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]; Brooklyn, [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.