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2. Friday. Down town, breakfasting at Mercers.
Then to the little room Randall hath at 100 Nassau,
where  Sachem  & Badean are)  Thence to Post Office,
Lockington s and back to Randall s. Waited awhile
in Badean s, till they had finished Reveille cuts,
paid  em, then to Mathews & Reveille.     Thence to
Lockingtons for Rebusses.   Left them, and crossed to
Brooklyn with him to Grays bath.   Had a dip, returned
& I to Goslings & dinner.   Dozed and idled in the after-
noon.   Wrote hard all the evening.   Rewriting Stratford
on Avon article for Whig Review.
  3. Saturday. Edward Greatbatch came, with a letter
from home.      Writing hard
at Shakspere article till 2, when having finished it
down town, Edward going with me.  To Whig Review
Office, saw Champion Bissell.  To Reveille.  Got
16$.  To Lantern.  Thence to Goslings Senior about 
4 & dined.     Return.   Paid Dickinson who came,
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Four: page one hundred and fifty-six
Description:Mentions writing an article about Shakespeare.
Subject:Badean; Baths; Bissell; Dickenson; Greatbatch, Edward (Bristol); Gunn, Thomas Butler; Lockington; Randall; Writing
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]; Brooklyn, [New York]
Coverage (Street):100 Nassau 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.