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With Watson to the Whig Review Office, where I saw Mr
Priestley.       Got the five  Historic Tableaux  of mine
which have appeared in the  Lantern , taking them as
$20 off what they owe me.         We found the blocks up
in the top room, amid a wilderness of others.     /      To the
 Literary World  Office, saw Mathews & Holly, once
of the Democratic Review.     He was a rabid democrat,
a  manifest-destiny   &  Douglas man then (now, having
left the Review, he don t think it so  shure   Pierce will
be elected!     Hey ho!   cap and bells again!    /    To
the woodpeckers, leaving one huge drawing & two 
two column cuts for them.     Got 8th no of  Bleak House. 
Return to room.  Down town again, Lantern Office &
Strongs, where I met Mrs Norman  & Mrs Ebury,
Barth s acquaintances,   they purchasing things for their store.
I like the latter lady, quiet and gentle-faced   Don t
like the old woman,   slightly dictatorial I fancy.  Re-
cieved from her a comprehensive no-meaning  you ll call
on us &c  and replied with the necessary insincerity.
Back.    Dined at the Shades.   Met that fellow boar-
der of Wilkins who I directed to Holmes some days back.
Introduced to others,   [words crossed out]
[words crossed out]       Dined.   To room & work.
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Five: page seventy-four
Description:Mentions taking back five blocks from the ''Lantern'' in place of $20 they owe him.
Date:1852-10-20
Subject:Barth, William; Democratic review.; Douglas, Stephen A.; Ebury, Mrs.; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Holly; Holmes, John B.; Mathews, Cornelius; Norman, Mrs.; Pierce, Franklin; Priestley; Publishers and publishing; Strong, Thomas; Watson, John; Wilkins
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Scan Date:2011-02-07

 

Volume
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.