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of the Whig Review, a long talk with Champion 
Bissell.  Paid me $14 for Story.   To Lantern
Office again.   Met Barth.  Dined together at Gos-
lings, walked to the Battery where I left him.
To the Hoboken Ferry, and crossed, called at
Mr Charles, he out, rambled, called again
saw him, settled about Reveille cuts, returned to
New York.  Hoboken looked very beautiful in all
its leafy July beauty.               Called at Dobson s in
Canal Street, on Baudoin, who liveth there again.
Says the place has deteriorated awfully.  Walked
down Broadway with him and two of his compatriots,
then to my room and bed.
  8. Thursday.  Down town, calls, Reveille
Lantern &c .   At work on Reveille cuts.  Barth
called in afternoon, Randall & Dickinson called.
for cuts.         Evening, after supping with Swin-
ton, Fay & Waud at Goslings; to Brooklyn
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Four: page one hundred and sixty-one
Description:Mention calling on Baudoin at Mrs. Dob's boarding house.
Date:1852-07-07
Subject:Barth, William; Baudoin; Bissell; Boardinghouses; Charles; Dickenson; Dobson, Mrs.; Fay; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Randall; Swinton, Alfred; Waud, Alfred
Coverage (City/State):New York, [New York]; Hoboken, [New Jersey]; Brooklyn, [New York]
Coverage (Street):Broadway; Canal Street
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.