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Lantern, full page one; on wood.   Barth came,
being on a visit up town, which visit being rendered
abortive his not having the address, he return-
ed, and going down to Nassau Street we dined
together, luxuriously; (turtle & strawberries and cream)
Walked down Broadway with him; called at
Dickinsons with block, left Barth at Chamber
Street and returned to room.   Work hard till
6 or so when I finished big block.  Roberts called.
Out about 7, meditatively down Broadway, the
hot bright sunset casting long shades athwart the
Park, and lighting up the faces of the wayfarers.
A lovely close to a lovely day .   Met Holly
(the young Publisher of the Democratic Review)
imbibed with him, walked back till near
Chamber Street, when he left.     Supped
at Van N s, and then into the Park.
Tammany Hall illuminated and a band
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Four: page one hundred and thirty-eight
Description:Mentions having dinner with William Barth.
Date:1852-06-09
Subject:Barth, William; Democratic review.; Dickinson; Food; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Holly; Lantern.; Roberts
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):Broadway; Chamber Street; Nassau 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.