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rain-threatening day, down town.   Post Office, Engravers, Lockington,
Lantern & Reveille Offices.        Met Fagan   he d not been able to 
hunt up my quarters at Niagara, though present.                 Wells &
Webb & Brooklyn.             Return, tired out at 7 and
lay down.   Davis came & anon Joe.       Joe off for Austra-
lia next month.
  22.  Sunday.  To Governors Island, from the Battery.  There all
day in company with Barth, divers other folk about though.  At night
abed in an upper room of the Hospital, Barth giving up his bed to
Beukman who was sick.     Lay talking of old times & anticipatory
Australian experience till past midnight.
  23.  Monday.  New York.   Reveille & Lantern Offices.    At
my room drawing.    Reveille office again in the afternoon.    Drawing
in evening,    dull enow.
  24.  Tuesday.  Finished two cuts by noon, to dinner & to 
Roberts, he out.     Return & (after a call on Mathews &c) work.  Sup
ping at Reade Street, met one of the Holtein Boarders, who inquired
much after Mr Hart.
  25.  Wednesday.  Did drawing on wood, with intent to take
it to Strongs; then to Roberts with two cuts, saw him, left them.
To Lantern Office, no money from ever-promising never-performing
Powell.     Return, Barth came and stayed hours twain, during
which I did big Reveille cut, a plashing rain-storm deluging
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Five: page twenty
Description:Mentions Joe Greatbatch's plan to move to Australia in the next month.
Subject:Barth, William; Beukman; Davis; Fagan; Greatbatch, Joe; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hart; Lockington; Mathews, Cornelius; Powell, Thomas; Roberts; Strong, Thomas
Coverage (City/State):New York, [New York]; Brooklyn, [New York]; Australia
Coverage (Street):Reade Street
Scan Date:2011-02-02


Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Five
Description:Includes descriptions of Gunn looking for drawing and writing work among New York publishers, witnessing a fire at a chocolate factory, attending a religious camp meeting, his friendship with Lotty Whytal, the 1852 presidential election, a visit to Niagara Falls in the winter, a visit to Toronto, Canada, and the Crystal Palace in New York.
Subject:Gunn, Thomas Butler; Railroad; Publishers and publishing; Religion; Travel; Women
Coverage (City/State):New York, New York; Niagara, New York; Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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.