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and two things for Lockington.  Down town at 1.
Call at Dickensons, Post Office.  Dined.  To Lockingtons,
Mathews, Nagle s book store &c.   Waited an hour
or so at Mathews, reading  Stubbs Calender  by Thackeray.
Return at 3 or so.
  19. Wednesday.  Down town again after drawing.
Call at Mathews &c, settled subjects for cuts &c.
Dined, calls.  Return and drawing Reveille work.
Did two drawings, and big cut in the evening.
Met Roberts while returning from supper.
  20. Thursday.    Did another large Reveille
cut.   Will Kidder called.   Weed and Randall
came for blocks,  Lockington came.   Down town
at 12.  Saw Mathews.  To Dickensons.  Out.
To Lockingtons. Dined &c.  Return to Room
Rebusses &c.    Down town at 4. Lockingtons.
Another unsuccessful call at Dickensons. Met
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Four: page one hundred and twenty
Description:Mentions his drawing work.
Date:1852-05-18
Subject:Dickenson; Drawing; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Kidder, Will; Lockington; Mathews, Cornelius; Nagle, James P. (Watt); New York reveille.; Randall; Roberts; 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.