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26. Wednesday.  Up town again to Davis  shop.
Left note for him.   Saw Brougham by the way.
Collar purchasing.   Return.  Down town to Lantern
Office.  Got $5 paid.   To Wells & Webb for
blocks.   To Lockingtons.  Dined &c.  Return
to room, at work on Reveille subjects.   At 5
or so  Lockington comes to borrow $2, under
promise of payment on the morrow.    Lent it.  Shall
be the Last time though   or there ll be a perpetual
dribble of small loans wanted   whenever he
wants money he ll come to me.     Have had too
much of this sort of thing in my day, and invariably
lost by it.  /             Supped at Reade St, then
about 8, to Beach.            All out at first, so I
sat down, and presently in came Will Kidder.
Talked to the boy, set him drawing, and in
half an hour in came Lotty.    She had been
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Four: page one hundred and twenty-six
Description:Mentions his determination to stop lending money.
Date:1852-05-26
Subject:Brougham, John; Davis; Drawing; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Kidder, Charlotte (Whytal, Granville); Kidder, Will; Lockington
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):Beach Street; Reade Street
Scan Date:2011-02-07

 

Volume
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.