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rail back, arriving about half past 6 or so.
Supped with them at Beach Street, afterwards
a bath.   Talk with Lotty, hearing her play.
Stayed till 10 or later, then return to my room, 
Will Kidder walking as far as Broadway with me.
  6. Tuesday.   Will Kidder called. Drawing on
wood till noon.  Down town, Lantern, Reveille
&c  Dined.   To Whig  Review Office &c  Don t
recollect what else I did.  Met Dickinson, returned
to room, Davis called & Joe.     Very sick and
queer. Did not sleep all night, vomiting, bile,
feverish and very weak.
  7. Wednesday.  Made shift to dress, crawled
down stairs, took castor oil at druggists, then some 
tea at the Rainbow.   Lying down in pain and
exhaustion   better anon.     Down town by 12 or
so, got some soup,   first thing since yesterday
at noon.  To Lantern Office, then to that
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Four: page one hundred and sixty
Description:Mentions being ill.
Subject:Davis; Dickenson; Food; Greatbatch, Joe; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Kidder, Charlotte (Whytal, Granville); Kidder, Will
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):Beach Street; Broadway
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.