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31.  Tuesday.   Work on minor Reveille subjects & rebusses.
Out by 12 1/2, to Mathews, to Lantern Office, (Powell having left)
and learnt that Barth had just left there.  To Post Office, Dicken-
sons, leaving block with Randall, thence to Lockington leaving re-
busses.  To Levy s, purchased blocks, there & at Mc A Fee s.
Reveille Office.   Returned by 1 1/2, dined at Reade Street.  Work
on by Reveille cut; supped down town, drawing again till Joe
came.     Out with him about 10 1/2, took him to Bowery, had
Ice creams, saw him to Mulbery Street, then walked back to
my room, down Broadway.     Barth had called at my room
leaving note.    Not going to Fort Mackinaw for a month or so.
  1. Wednesday.   Drawing on wood, minor Reveille cuts. Barth
called at about noon, out with him, left cuts at Lockington s,
then to Goslings & dined, thence together to the Lantern Office,
talk with Powell.     The rumor is that Brougham is now on
at Washington in company with George Sanders there to negociate
with the Democratic Party for Lanternizing in their favor during
the Presidential Campaign.     This I learnt not from Powell.
Back to my room again, where Barth awaited my hurrying to
West Broadway & return.             By the bye, from Powell we
heard how O Brien had been excellently well-licked for
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Five: page twenty-seven
Description:Mentions that John Brougham is in Washington negotiating with the Democratic Party to have the ''Lantern'' report favorably on them before the upcoming election.
Subject:Barth, William; Brougham, John; Democratic Party (U.S.); Dickenson; Elections; Food; Greatbatch, Joe; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Lantern.; Levy; Lockington; Mathews, Cornelius; McAfee; O'Brien, Fitz James; Powell, Thomas; Presidential campaigns; Randall; Sanders, George
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]; Washington, [District of Columbia]
Coverage (Street):Broadway; Reade Street; Mulberry Street; West Broadway
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.