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Evening  in doors drawing, Reveille work for
the week after next.   Off for Niagara on Sun-
day or Monday.
  24.  Saturday.  Down town. To Randalls,
to Sachem Office, to Lantern &c   from the
latter to the offices of the New York and Erie
Railroad; with a letter from Powell to the
Secretary thereof [word crossed out] whereupon he gave me
an editorial pass free to & fro as far as
their line goes.    Back to room, meeting Fagan
in Broadway, taking him with me.    Had lunch.
He going to Niagara on Tuesday.      Randall
& Banker came with Reveille Cuts.  Paid  em
and down town to Reveille Office.   Wrote copy &
got paid for last week and off.     Met Picton
drank with him.  To Lantern Office, out with
Powell, coul dnt get any money out of him.
To Wells & Webb for blocks.   To supper
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Four: page one hundred and seventy-eight
Description:Mentions receiving an editorial railroad pass free for the New York and Erie Railroad.
Subject:Banker; Fagan; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Lantern.; New York and Erie Railroad Company; New York reveille.; Niagara Falls (N.Y.); Picton, Thomas; Powell, Thomas; Railroad; Railroad travel; Randall; Sachem.; Travel
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (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.