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I had to sell, (having taken them from the
Lantern folks, as equivalent to $4.)  Mathew
tried [words crossed out] to get em for $5,
but didnt..     Took  em to Strongs.  Saw him
and Weldon.       Return, and work on
rebusses till far into the night.
  7. Friday.   Finished three small drawings
for Reveille, and the 15 Rebusses.   Sent
off 10 of the latter, and two former to Weed
by his nephew, who called.    Down town.
Met Picton.  To Strongs, who gave me $6
for blocks, much to Mathews disappointment
when I told him.  But he did the oily business.
Called at Lantern Office, then return.
Supped in doors, then drawing on wood till
late.
8.	Saturday.  Made a drawing on wood.
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Four: page one hundred and eleven
Description:Mentions trying to sell wood blocks to Mathews and Strong, which he had taken as payment for drawing work for the ''Lantern.''
Date:1852-05-06
Subject:Drawing; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Lantern.; Mathews, Cornelius; Picton, Thomas; Strong, Thomas; Weed; Welden, Charles
Coverage (City/State):[New York, 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.