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Breakfast at Goslings.  To the Lantern, to the
Reveille.   To my room,  drawing.  Finished
drawing,  to Courtlandt Street to dinner, then
called at Lantern again.  Room.  Evening
to Weber s the bootmaker, then to Mr Greatbatchs
  14. Wednesday.  Barth came, and seeing that
I was about to send daguerrotypes home, went with
me to Whitehursts to get his taken.      That over,
he off up town, to call on  sweet Alice ,    I to the
Lantern.  Got not money.   Butler there & Wat-
son.       Return.  Call on Mathews.     Rainy day.
Barth came.   Dined together at the Reade St
shades.  He off to Island, I to Reveille draw
ing.     At 7 out with Waud to Goslings Senior
and supper.       Return with me, but soon off.
Writing up last days score, and now to bed.
  15. Thursday.   Drawing in wood, Lan-
tern work.            Reveille minor cuts
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Four: page one hundred and seventy
Description:Mentions going with William Barth to get Barth's daguerreotype taken.
Subject:Barth, William; Butler, Warren; Daguerreotype; Drawing; Greatbatch, Joseph; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Mathews, Cornelius; Watson, John; Waud, Alfred; Weber; Whitehurst
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):Courtlandt Street; Reade 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.