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at Goslings Senior, to my room, and at
work till midnight.     All the Reveille cuts
drawn now   week clear.     Bed and bug des-
  25. Sunday.  Wrote copy for Reveille work.
Did Rebusses &c.  Finished up all next week s 
work.       Randall came, took away Reveille blocks
&c.      At 1, to Mulberry Street. Dined at Mr
Greatbatchs & spent the afternoon there     Mr G & Fred
being gone out of town to the Jersey ocean shore, Fred
to stay longer than his father.  Reading, dozing &c
Supped at 1/4 past 4, then with Joe & Edward off,
calling at my room for Carpet bag, then hurrying down
to the Jersey City ferry, intending to take the 6 o clock
train on the Erie Rail.   But no boat being in,
and feeling uneasy at having left $ locked up in my
room, for an indefinite week or so, I resolved to hurry
back for it, Joe taking charge of my carpet bag mean-
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Four: page one hundred and seventy-nine
Description:Describes his afternoon prior to departing for Niagara Falls.
Subject:Greatbatch, Edward (Bristol); Greatbatch, Fred (Bristol); Greatbatch, Joe; Greatbatch, Joseph; Gunn, Thomas Butler; New York and Erie Railroad Company; Railroad; Railroad travel; Randall; Travel
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]; Jersey City, [New Jersey]
Coverage (Street):Mulberry 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.