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for Lantern Cut.   Paid  Davis for shirts $5. Sup-
ped at Shelleys.  Walk down Broadway & at a book 
auction.     Run down town after a machine, but
no fire.       Stores in mourning for Harry Clay.  Met
Orphens at book store.
  4. Sunday.  Breakfast about 11 at the Rainbow.
Then a sultry walk to Brooklyn, calling on the Dun-
siers, meeting by the way a certain German who had
boarded with me at Flower s, who talked with me 
up at the City Hall.       Called at Dunsiers, he
& wife there.   I rather think Fagan and the chaste
Tamison were in an adjoining room, but didn t see
em.   Left, return, hotly, to Goslings, dined &
again to my room.     Evening, after supping in doors, to
Beach Street.   Mrs K, Lott & others.  Lotty
dumpish at her mother not wishing her to accompany
us in the proposed Hastings trip, tomorrow. I 
decidedly disappointed at the notion. Said so.
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Four: page one hundred and fifty-seven
Description:Mentions a call on the Dunsiers and meeting a German who also boarded at Mrs. Flowers' boarding house.
Date:1852-07-03
Subject:Clay, Henry; Davis; Dunsier; Dunsier, Mrs.; Firemen; Fagan; Flowers, Mrs.; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Kidder, Charlotte (Whytal, Granville); Kidder, Rebecca (Morse); Lantern.; Orphens; Tamison, Miss
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]; Brooklyn, [New York]
Coverage (Street):Beach Street; Broadway
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.