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Lantern.  Down town again at 11, at Lantern
Office.  With Powell to the Office of the Whig
Review.  Saw Priestley, its Editor, asking about 
my  Ghost Story  was told,  It was in the present
number.    Powell writing me a few lines of
introduction to Bissell, the publisher of the Re-
view, left.   I, to Goslings dined, made a
call or so, then to the  Whig Review Office  again.
Saw Bissell, gnarly looking young fellow.   Told
me they liked the Story (were open to future 
contributions, and that on the first of next month
I was entitled to $14 for the Story.   They
pay $1 per column.        Before calling at
the Lantern Office I had encountered Picton
at the  Sachem  door .  He d got the current
Lantern in hand, and was showing every-
body the burlesque of himself.   Imbibition of
course.   Called at Reveille Office.   Saw
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Four: page one hundred and forty-four
Description:Mentions receiving $14 for his ''Ghost Story.''
Subject:American Whig review.; Bissell; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Lantern.; Picton, Thomas; Powell, Thomas; Priestley; Publishers and publishing; Sachem.
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Scan Date:2011-02-07


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.