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little drawing of the Capitol for Lockington, and
a Lantern Initial, for boarding house article.
  12. Wednesday.   Down town.   Calls.  Strongs.
Lantern.   Reveille, Mathews, Lockingtons &c
Did two column Reveille cut &c.
  13.  Thursday.  Reveille work, three column
cut.  Barth came.  Down town with him, witnessing
fire at French s Hotel by the way.   Called at
Mathews.    Dined together at Goslings.    Returned
and at work on Reveille cuts.    Weed and Randall
came.     Worked on till 8 or so, then to the
Rainbow and supped, matagrabolized.
  14. Friday.   Three small cuts for Reveille
drawn and Rebus.   Barth called.  Boy came
for blocks.   Down town with Barth.  Called
at Mathews & Dined.         Return, drawing
Thing for Lockington.
15.	Saturday.  Off to Weed s house,
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Four: page one hundred and fourteen
Description:Mentions his drawing work.
Date:1852-05-11
Subject:Barth, William; Boardinghouses; Drawing; Fires; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Lockington; Mathews, Cornelius; Randall; Strong, Thomas; Weed
Coverage (City/State):[New York, 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.