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Lockingtons, then to Mathews & with blocks.
Helped him writing copy, took them to Reveille
Office, called at Strongs.    Returning, looked
in at Roberts, and out to dinner together, at
Frenchs.    Talk of work.       Return to room.
Work till 4 or the Brooklyn store, for Lockington
then, through the rain, (which Lord Bacon would 
have liked for  irrigation,  towards the Lantern
Office.   Met Picton, 
 & three other sweeps I didn t know.  Picton s
getting perfectly lunatic with his rabid desire for
talking.        To Lantern Office.  Didn t get
the promised $5.    More drawings wanted.
Return, drew till 7, then out to supper
at the Excelsior.  To Canal Street for boots
after, returned, wrote till past 10, and now
think of going to bed.
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Four: page one hundred and twenty-four
Description:Mentions his drawing work.
Date:1852-05-24
Subject:Gunn, Thomas Butler; Lockington; Mathews, Cornelius; Picton, Thomas; Roberts; Strong, Thomas
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]; Brooklyn, [New York]
Coverage (Street):Canal 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.