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Waud walking part of the way with me. Cal
led at Dunsiers.     Fagan    & Miss Tam there
Great deal of chaff and talk &c.
  9. Friday.  Down town to breakfast.  Return,
drawing on wood.  Dunsier called.   Down town
at 2, dined, to Lantern Office &c.  Writing
&c in the evening.
  10. Saturday.  Down town, breakfast. Met Picton
& Atwood in returning from Post Office, Imbibition, at
the Sachem Office.  Calls, at Reveille & Lantern
Offices, Engravers &c.  To Brooklyn. Call at Dunsiers
Return. To Lantern Office.  No-money from them.  Got
Reveille $10.     Sold cuts to Strong.   Got $3.  To
Mathews.   Dined about 4, Goslings Senior.           The
Boston  Carpet bag  hath annexed my Story from the
Whig Review   a compliment.             To the Battery
and a bathe at Washington Baths.   Return, call
at Pattens.   Richardson back from Baltimore
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Four: page one hundred and sixty-two
Description:Mentions his story from the ''American Whig Review'' being ''annexed'' by the Boston publication ''Carpet Bag.''
Subject:American Whig review.; Atwood; Baths; Carpet bag.; Dunsier; Fagan; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Mathews, Cornelius; Picton, Thomas; Publishers and publishing; Richardson; Strong, Thomas; Tamison, Miss; Waud, Alfred
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]; Brooklyn, [New York]; Baltimore, [Maryland]
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.