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ted me.  He was off to visit a certain
feminine of his acquaintance,  designing excursion
and sentimentalizing for the day, and had
arrayed himself in immaculately white breeks &c
for the same.     To the Rainbow together,
(where we saw Lockington,) and I break-
fasted and Barth lunched.  There an hour
or so, Barth quitting; and I after some hours
newspaper reading turned out too.   Met Picton
and five or six listeners to him.   He s heard 
about his  Sachem  picture I put in the Lantern,
and was exhilarated about it.   Must drink
of course.     Left him, to my room for
an hour, then down Broadway to the Battery.
Blazing, sunny day.  Took boat for Staten
Island, it being crowded to extremity, of
course.       Arrived at the Second landing
place, disembarked and to the  Pagoda. 
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Four: page one hundred and forty-two
Description:Mentions having a drink with Thomas Picton.
Date:1852-06-20
Subject:Barth, William; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Lantern.; Lockington; Picton, Thomas; Sachem.
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):Broadway
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.