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at 1 1/2, dismally wet day.       Down town, to Lockingtons
new place,  to the Lantern Office, & to Weed.  Return to
Lantern Office.  Got $2, clearing debt off.    Return after
chat with Brougham,  Dickinson in Swinton & Fay s.
Supped with Waud.   Drawing together in my room till
night midnight after.         A letter from home this day,
continuing one from Boutcher.   All about Capri, Vesuvius,
Pompeii   &c
  6   Saturday.     Drawing on wood, hard.    Lockington
came;   drawing things for him.    Writing words for the
nine drawings done on wood  this week    &c, then down
town with them, to Wells & Webb to get them squared,
then to Strong s with them;  thence to Weeds, found
Randall & Dickinson there.   All Picayune blocks done
save one which had been given to the latter humbugs to do
by Weed & consequently had appeared un-touched that mor-
ning,  they being both drunk & electioneering all the week.
Took the others, wrote up words to  em, left Weed
hard at work on the defaulting one,   & to the Picayune
Office.     There to Mathews to get his signature to
Reveille bill as wont.     Talk with him anent con-
tinuing or discontinuing Reveille work.      The shifty,
unhappy, suspicious, dodging man!     Quoth he, were
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Five: page eighty-five
Description:Mentions his drawing work.
Date:1852-11-05
Subject:Boutcher, William; Brougham, John; Debt; Dickenson; Drawing; Elections; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Lantern.; Lockington; Mathews, Cornelius; New York reveille.; Publishers and publishing; Randall; Strong, Thomas; Swinton, Alfred; Waud, Alfred; Weed
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.