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through miry, wet and slushy streets, eastwards 
of Bowery dam.   Found him.   Thence to the
Reveille Office, thence (after getting paid) to Nagle s.
To Lockingtons, to the Lantern.  Got $3 paid
there, with promise of more on Monday.   To Dick-
insons, to dinner, Lockingtons again &c.  Return
about 4.   Davis came.            In doors the rest of
the day, drawing, or reading.
  16. Sunday .    Barth arriving, as agreed,
he having extorted a day from his taskmaster.
To Beekman Street, at the Rainbow, breakfasted
delectably, thence, through quiet sunny streets to the
foot of Franklin, North River, there to see the
newly arrived Great Britain, where she lay,
dwarfing all vessels near her.    A great
crowd of folk swarming up the pier, exultant
Britishers, and Yankees slightly inclined to depreciate
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Four: page one hundred and fifteen
Description:Mentions the arrival of the ship ''Great Britain.''
Date:1852-05-15
Subject:Barth, William; Books and reading; Davis; Dickenson; Drawing; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Lantern.; Lockington; Nagle, James P. (Watt); Weed
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):Beekman Street; Franklin 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.