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Dined. Return, work on  Reveille smaller sub-
jects.   Dickinson and Randall called, took
one.   Did another, then out about 7 1/2.
At Mr Greatbatchs the rest of the evening.
He s had a legacy left him from a
certain uncle, don t know what  tis yet.
  23. Wednesday.     Down town .  Called at
Strongs, got subjects for a writing up  Oldpot.  Saw
Mathews, settled subjects, returned and at then.
Did one in time for Randall calling, then at
the other .  Finished both about 7.  Waud coming
up, out with him to supper, (or rather dinner
for my part, as I had had none) at the
elder Goslings.   Then a bit of a stroll, attrac-
ted by the true sunset to the North River,
a pier beside the old Jersey one.       Parted
about 8, I to my room, and bed.
Swinton came up and gave me a call this 
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Four: page one hundred and forty-six
Description:Mentions his drawing work.
Date:1852-06-22
Subject:Dickenson; Greatbatch, Joseph; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Mathews, Cornelius; Randall; Strong, Thomas; Swinton, Alfred; Waud, Alfred
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]; Brooklyn, [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.