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raving about Lotty   then left.
  17.  Monday.  Randall came.  Dickinson &
Weed.    I remaining till 1, or near, by which
time all the Reveille blocks arrived.  Sent all
off all but one, which coming, I paid the fellow
and off to Reveille Office.   Saw Mathews first
at his place.     A slight snarl with old Charles
which I m sorry for,   though not to blame. Didnt
like all the whigs down first to the presidential
race   as Mathews had settled it. 
    To Lockingtons.
To the Lantern.  To Strongs. &c.   To Mathews
again.   Return about 5.  Swinton & Fays.
Supped at Reade Street Shades   and in doors
all the rest of the time.            Young Hooper
& Joe Greatbatch called this morning.
  18.  Tuesday.  Drew Reveille cut, one column.
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Four: page one hundred and nineteen
Description:Mentions an argument with Mr. Charles.
Date:1852-05-16
Subject:Barth, William; Charles; Dickenson; Drawing; Greatbatch, Joe; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hooper (roommate); Kidder, Charlotte (Whytal, Granville); Lantern.; Lockington; Mathews, Cornelius; New York reveille.; Randall; Swinton, Alfred; Weed
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):Reade Street
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.