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30. Wednesday.   Minor Reveille Cuts. At
1 descending to Swintons found Butler and
Bagett there.   Agreed to accompany me bathing.
Dined, at Goslings, then calling for the wood-
peckers, to Rabineaus and had a [words crossed out] swim
Left them, returned, supped in-doors & called
at Mr Greatbatches in the evening.
  1. Thursday. Down town, calling on Mathews
Randall, Lockington &c.  Dickenson.  Breakfast
at Goslings Senr.   Return. Dined with Swinton, his
brother, father and Waud at the Reade Street Shades.
My Lantern block being finished by Swinton down
town with it, in company with Bellew, who had 
called for his.   I can t like the fellow.   To 
the room of Randall, got Dickensons cut & to the
Lantern Office with both, meeting Powell &
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Four: page one hundred and fifty-three
Description:Mentions that he does not like Frank Bellew.
Subject:Bagett; Bellew, Frank; Butler, Warren; Dickenson; Greatbatch, Joseph; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Lantern.; Lockington; Mathews, Cornelius; Powell, Thomas; Randall; Swinton; Swinton, Alfred; Swinton, Sr.; Waud, Alfred
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):Reade Street
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.