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Met Weed and Randall.  Dined.  Returned & at 2
Weed & Randall came with the 18 blocks. Ar-
ranging them, paid for  em, then hurried to
Mathews & the Reveille Office with them .  Thence
to Lockingtons. Got $3.   Thence to Lispenard
Street.  the Star.   Got Gaurand s picture of Scrub-
race, to parody for Reveille.  Returning met
Mr Greatbatch, who had a letter for me, from
my mother, having forgotten to deliver it for two
days.    Home with him & supped there.  Return
in the evening, parting with Joe in Broadway,
he going to a Fillmore meeting, I to my room
and scribbling.  Chapter 2 of  Boarding House
Physiology. 
  11.  Tuesday.  Breakfast at the Rainbow,
where I met Nagle.      Return. Writing.  Roberts
& Swinton came up.        Out together & dined.
Afternoon did two Column  Reveille Cut, a
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Four: page one hundred and thirteen
Description:Mentions his drawing work.
Date:1852-05-10
Subject:Fillmore, Millard; Gaurand; Greatbatch, Joe; Greatbatch, Joseph; Gunn, Samuel, Mrs.; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Lockington; Mathews, Cornelius; Nagle, James P. (Watt); New York reveille.; Randall; Roberts; Swinton, Alfred; Weed; Writing
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):Broadway; Lispenard 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.