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do, that there s considerable humbug about Jenny.     Was she chari-
table or politic   which?            Those who knew her, nearly, here,
werne nt favourable in their notions.  And she married a little
money loving Jew.
  15.  Wednesday.     Drawing on wood.  Reveille subjects.
Down town, dined   waiting at Genin s during a rain storm.
Lantern Office.   Post Office, Dickinsons.     Return through rain.
Called at Mr Greatbatch s in the evening.            Poor Joe   four
or five hundred miles out at sea    & perchance very sea sick  
how thinketh he of his four poster at home, now?  /           Had
a letter from Heylyn today.      A letter from Barth yesterday.
  16. Thursday.   Drawing on wood till 2. Down town, to the
 Sachem   Office, Picton & some half dozen members of the  Lone
Star association there.       Picton & Wren, (Presidents) attempt to
convert me to the cause of filibusterism &c.       Imbibition.       To
the Lantern Office.  Powell & Brougham.    Sold my drawing
getting money for t or shouldn t have let it go.     
By way of explanation for demanding ready cash I
intimated the outstanding debt.  Does the Lantern owe you
$39?  says   Brougham.   Powell looked hot &
shuffled.
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Five: page forty-two
Description:Mentions receiving pay for a drawing for the ''Lantern.''
Date:1852-09-14
Subject:Barth, William; Brougham, John; Debt; Dickenson; Drawing; Genin; Greatbatch, Joseph; Greatbatch, Joe; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Heylyn, Edward; Lantern.; Lind, Jenny; Picton, Thomas; Powell, Thomas; Publishers and publishing; Wren
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Scan Date:2011-02-02

 

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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.