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him.  To Reveille Office.   Dined at 4, to
Lantern Office.        /  By the bye    Matthews is
a smaller man than even I had conceived.  Mr
Charles narrated how he brought  Boyd
to the Reveille Office, with a bid of $12 for the
work, engraving and drawing.   Charles would nt
have him.  And Mathews does such oily slaver of
pretended liking to my work.    Bah!   /      Evening
Davis wife came with linen.
  6. Sunday.   Talking with Fay,  Waud and
another in the former s room.  /          Called on
Weed for little block.   To Mr Greatbatch s.
Dined with them.   To Hoboken.  Return & stayed
the evening
  7. Monday.  Did Lantern notions. To the
Office with them.   Called at Reveille  &c.
Afternoon drawing.  Lockington called.  He s a
little sweep, I think .           Evening after
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Four: page one hundred and thirty-six
Description:Comments briefly on Cornelius Mathews.
Date:1852-06-05
Subject:Boyd; Charles; Davis, Mrs.; Drawing; Fay; Greatbatch, Joseph; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Lantern.; Lockington; Mathews, Cornelius; Publishers and publishing; Waud, Alfred; Weed
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
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.