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intending to leave Rebusses with Weed.   But
he was abed & the door fast.    Supped at Van
Name & Bush  then to room.
  22. Saturday. Lockington came with big block. Gave
him rebuses.     Drew awhile.   Man of yesterday came.
Down town at 1.  dined.  To Reveille. Got
the weekly $16 for cuts.    To Lockingtons.
To Lantern, twice.  Got $5. (half.)         Calls &c.
Weed, Dickinson & Randall called on me, when
returned.  Put up little Yankee clock I bought this
afternoon for $1.25.          Evening, with intent to
go to Webers, having supped at Reade St Shades
I met Will Kidder & walked to the house with 
him.    Talk with Mrs K, Alfred Brown &c.
Then till 11, pleasantly.   Lott visiting her uncle
up town.     Brown out with me.  Stepping into
a Broadway Bar to take a  lemon soda , we
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Four: page one hundred and twenty-two
Description:Mentions buying a ''Yankee clock.''
Subject:Brown, Alfred; Dickenson; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Kidder, Charlotte (Whytal, Granville); Kidder, Rebecca (Morse); Kidder, Will; Lantern.; Lockington; New York reveille.; Randall; Weber; Weed
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):Broadway; Reade 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.