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Fay to the Excelsior for supper.  /     Evening
to Mrs Kidders.   Lotty having been very sick
and keeping her room, had yesterday gone on
a weeks visit to his grandmother.  /   Stayed
till nigh 11.
  26. Saturday.   Down town to breakfast and
Post Office &c.   Return, Edward Greatbatch
came with a letter from Boutcher, at Paris.
Reading &c till 12, when Dickenson and another
woodpecker came with blocks.  To the Reveille
Office and Mathews .  Got paid $16, to
Lockingtons,  dinner, Strongs,  got $6.75 for
 Oldpot .  To Lantern Office.  First Volume
completed.   Its run its course for 6 months.
Next number a gratis one.  Artist &c furnish
things sans payment.  Heartily willing for my
part.   Back with Swinton who called.  In
his room &c.     A letter from Dillon Ma-
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Four: page one hundred and forty-nine
Description:Mentions that the first volume of ''The Lantern'' has been completed.
Subject:Boutcher, William; Dickenson; Fay; Greatbatch, Edward (Bristol); Gunn, Thomas Butler; Kidder, Charlotte (Whytal, Granville); Kidder, Rebecca (Morse); Lantern.; Lockington; Mapother, Dillon; Mathews, Cornelius; Publishers and publishing; Strong, Thomas; Swinton, Alfred
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]; Paris, [France]
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.