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down town.   To Nagle s.  Strongs.  Mathews &
Reveille Office.  Got paid.   To Lantern, dined
to Lockingtons.   Nagle s again, Post Office.
&c return.                Hair abbreviated in the
evening.
  9. Sunday.   Breakfasted delectably at
the Rainbow, then crossing to Brooklyn, for
Governors Island, calling on Dunsiers by the
way, he seeing me to the boat.    At the
Hospital.  Drawing part of the afternoon and
evening, Picton s  Sachem  title.   Saw a soldiers
funeral for the second time.
  10.  Monday.    Crossed to Castle Garden
in a small rain, Barth accompanying.
To my room, Barth left.    Picton came &
got his drawing.  Down town to the Lantern
Office.  Saw Brougham.   Didn t get paid.
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Four: page one hundred and twelve
Description:Mentions seeing a soldier's funeral on Governors Island.
Date:1852-05-08
Subject:Barth, William; Brougham, John; Drawing; Dunsier; Funeral rites and ceremonies; Governors Island (New York County, N.Y.); Gunn, Thomas Butler; Lantern.; Lockington; Mathews, Cornelius; Military; Nagle, James P. (Watt); Picton, Thomas; Sachem.
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]; Brooklyn, [New York]
Scan Date:2011-02-07

 

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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.