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white slaves in blue uniforms.        Hoisted sail,
and for Governors Island, anticipating rain fast
and furious, which however we  scaped, being at
the Hospital in time.               Drew on wood during
the evening.    Storm without .     Abed about 2.
  3. Thursday.   Drew, then to New York, via
Brooklyn.   Called at Dickinsons, & to room,
drew awhile. /     Down town, dined, to Lockingtons &c
and then to Governors Island again.    Drew afternoon
and evening. Lantern and Reveille subjects.
  4. Friday. Had intended to return to the city
but it rained all day. Drew &c. Sent blocks over
to Dickinson.   Wrote a letter to Dillon Mapother.
  5. Saturday.   Crossed.   To Pearl St,
Got a note from Dillon Mapother.  Sent off my
letter.  Called at Dickinsons,   at the Reveille,
(getting $16) at the Lantern &c.   To room about
1.  Waited till Randell came with blocks. Paid
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Four: page one hundred and thirty-five
Description:Mentions two visits to Governors Island.
Date:1852-06-02
Subject:Barth, William; Dickinson; Drawing; Governors Island (New York County, N.Y.); Gunn, Thomas Butler; Lockington; Mapother, Dillon; Military; Randall
Coverage (City/State):New York, [New York]; Brooklyn, [New York]
Coverage (Street):Pearl 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.