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and sketched it.     Walked to Atlantic St,
called at Dunsiers, Comegys there, and bibulous.
Stayed half an hour, then left.  Return to
New York & room, having supped by the way.
Found a big mahogany block at the door from
Lockington.  Holbrook came, and took it
away, as I had to refuse it,   couldn t get
it done in time, such lots of other work.  He
gave it Waud, (who s been painting for Richardson
of late, or loafing.)              Work on Bartons
drawing.
  6. Thursday. Barton came for his drawing.
Lockington being here at the time.  Out with Bar-
ton,  to Averys.           Dined.      Called at
Picayune Office.  Saw Hutchings, he having
disguised himself by showing.     To Mathews
and had a long chaffer about two blocks
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Four: page one hundred and ten
Description:Mentions his drawing work.
Date:1852-05-05
Subject:Avery; Barton; Comegys; Drawing; Dunsier; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Holbrook; Hutchings, Dick; Lockington; Mathews, Cornelius; Richardson; Waud, Alfred
Coverage (City/State):New York, [New York]; [Brooklyn, New York]
Coverage (Street):Atlantic Street
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.