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first Watson, then Fay.   To Lantern Office.
Bellew, O Brien & North there.   Left and
crossed to Brooklyn.  Sketched a certain store, all
signs and pictures, returned at sunset.  Met Fagan.
To supper   then to room.   Joe came.  Drawing
all the evening and now, to bed.
  21. Friday.   Dickinson came for block.   Drew
two Notions on Wood for the Lantern &c.  Little Cut
for Lockington.  Down town calls.  To Lantern.
Brougham and Powell.  Come there a certain 
individual who wanted a sketch made of a muss that
had chanced between a dry goods merchant & his
clerk, the latter having knocked his employer into
a big box.   So, being handed over to me, I accom-
panied the man to the store where it had occurred.
Return to Lantern Office.  More calls &c.  Evening
to Webers, with boots.  Thence to Ludlow Street
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Four: page one hundred and twenty-one
Description:Mentions his drawing work.
Subject:Bellew, Frank; Brougham, John; Dickenson; Drawing; Fagan; Fay; Greatbatch, Joe; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Lantern.; Lockington; North, William; O'Brien, Fitz James; Powell, Thomas; Watson, John; Weber
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]; Brooklyn, [New York]
Coverage (Street):Ludlow Street
Scan Date:2011-02-07


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.