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now haven t time to disentangle the skein of
details, so shall lump them.     Did the usual
Reveille work, all by Wednesday, letting the
woodpeckers get them .   Did two or three things
for the Lantern on Monday.   And the
rest of the week here and there, or at work
on a big carefully studied subject on wood to
take to the Harpers.  Block split, and marred
my labour on Saturday afternoon.    Called at
Fagans, & Dunsiers new abode on Wednesday.
At Mrs Kidders on Thursday even, till near
upon 12.   Talking with Lotty.     Divers confabs
with Waud,  civil enow , though in the hard
manner he has adopted to all the world.
Saturday Lantern and Reveille Offices.
  20. Sunday.   After dressing, doing chores
&c till nigh upon 11, intended to start for
Governors Island, but Barth arriving preven-
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Four: page one hundred and forty-one
Description:Mentions his drawing work.
Date:1852-06-19
Subject:Barth, William; Drawing; Dunsier; Fagan; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Kidder, Charlotte (Whytal, Granville); Kidder, Rebecca (Morse); Waud, Alfred
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.