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Supped at Van N s, walked to Pattons
with intent to see Richardson, then returned. Davis
called.  Joe called.  Fetched ale, & talked.
  29.  Saturday.  Breakfast at the Rainbow, then
calls, Lockington, Post Office, Mathews &c. Lockingtons
loan not repayed yet, of course.        To Reveille
Office. Saw Mr Charles.      Paid.   To Lantern Office
To Nagle s, &c    dined, returning by 1/2 past 2.
In doors during afternoon. Weed came with block. Paid
him.  Evening, after supping at the Rainbow, called
at Leonard Street .   Mrs Cunningham alone   her
husband billiardizing at Otis Fields.  Stayed half an
hour, then there, but didn t find him.    To
room & bed.
  30. Sunday.  Breakfasting at the Rainbow,
then crossed the Fulton Ferry to Brooklyn, and
called on Roberts.     It was nigh upon 11 o clock,
and he had nt arisen.   So sitting in the neat
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Four: page one hundred and twenty-nine
Description:Mentions his visits to various publishers.
Subject:Charles; Cunningham; Cunningham, Mrs.; Davis; Greatbatch, Joe; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Lockington; Mathews, Cornelius; Nagle, James P. (Watt); Richardson; Roberts; Weed
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]; Brooklyn, [New York]
Coverage (Street):Leonard 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.