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supping, to Patten s   did not see Richardson though.
  8.  Tuesday.  Work on the Reveille blocks,
did three smaller ones &c.   Holbrook called.
Out through the plashing rain.  To Nagle s, dined,
to Dickinsons, Post Office, Wells and Webb,
Mathews & Lockington.   Return, rain still
and incessant.   Did one Reveille two-column.
Weed called.   Davis anon.    At 8 or so to
supper at the Reade Street shades, where in
the course of the evening I met Laurie, the little
 Doctor,  of Hart s acquaintance.     Talking awhile,
then to room and bed.      /              Kossuth is here
back in New York again,   not thirty yards
from where I write, at the Irving.  The time will
come when that will be something to ponder over.
  9.  Wednesday.   Drawing other Reveille
two column.  Randall and another woodpecker
came     took former block .   Completed the
other, and then set about putting the big
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Four: page one hundred and thirty-seven
Description:Mention's Lajos Kossuth's return to New York.
Date:1852-06-07
Subject:Davis; Dickinson; Drawing; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hart; Holbrook; Kossuth, Lajos; Laurie, Dr.; Lockington; Mathews, Cornelius; Nagle, James P. (Watt); Randall; Richardson; Weed
Coverage (City/State):New York, [New York]
Coverage (Street):Reade 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.