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15.  Friday.   Breakfasted  at Goslings Junior, then to
the triumvirate of wood-peckers.  There an hour, then called
at the Lantern Office.  Powell & Brougham.  Out with
the former.    Parted at Windusts.   To room, drew a-while, 
down town again, met Brice, Pictons sub-editor.   Called at
Lockingtons; fed & then at the Sachem Office.   Return after
an hour or so.   To Canal Street and took a warm bath.
Supped at the Shades.   Writing all the evening.   A chilly
wintry day, suggestive of snow outside  and stoves within.
  16.  Saturday.  Down town by 11 after writing &c.  To
the wood-peckers, had to wait an hour while they finished up
the cuts, then to Picayune Office with them.   Bunnell &
Powell there, and  Allie Vernon  a pretty girl who sends
verses to the Picayune, and whom I found afterwards at the
Lantern Office talking with Powell.   North, Bellew and
Watson there, with a little nephew of the Latter, a juvenile
who had voyaged to Sierra Leone to lose a father there.
The little chap was very communicative anent Africa, recieving
in return divers fictions about the stuffed owl descending
on the playing of a hand organ, to write editorials, on certain
mysterious occasions.   Carroll came.  /           Left, met
Bunnell, to Reveille Office & Mathews with Reveille cuts.
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Five: page sixty-seven
Description:Mentions meeting Allie Vernon, a girl who writes verses for the ''New York Picayune.''
Subject:Bellew, Frank; Brice; Brougham, John; Bunnell; Carroll; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Lantern.; Lockington; Mathews, Cornelius; New York picayune.; North, William; Picton, Thomas; Powell, Thomas; Vernon, Allie (Margaret Eytinge); Watson, John
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):Canal 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.