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8.   Monday.   Drawing &c, Lockington came; Waud
&c.        Lighting the first fire of the season.
Getting in coal &c.    Drawing till 1, dined, then down
town, to Reveille Office, to Strongs & Lantern &c. Return
by 6, Davis & Waud came,  out to supper with the latter,
return to room, he reading, I drawing, till 10, when he
left for the Eagle.
  9.   Tuesday.  Work all the morning & afternoon.   Down
town,   Bunnell & Price s,  Lantern &c,  Engravers.
Evening with Waud to Metropolitan Hall, to hear Alboni.
  10.  Wednesday.  To Bunnell & Prices  &c.  To the
Lantern Office,  with Powell to Galbraith s the lawyer of
J. G. Bennett.  Got sketch of his head.  To B & P s
again.   Plot about getting up a burlesque of Gleason s tes
timonial.  To Lantern Office.        Dined, met Fay,
in their Office.    Butler & Bogert there awhile.  Drawing.
  Supped at Sweeneys with Waud.  Wrote a letter to Brown
in reply to one recieved yesterday.    In Swinton & Fay s
Office till 11, by fire side, Waud reading aloud House-
hold Words.
  11.  Thursday.     Young Anderson, Levy & Weldon
called.        Drawing on wood.   Dined,  down town
to B & P s & Lantern, then   engravers. 
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Five: page eighty-eight
Description:Mentions going to hear Marietta Alboni sing.
Date:1852-11-08
Subject:Alboni, Marietta; Bennett, James Gordon; Bogert; Butler, Warren; Concerts; Damoreau, Charles (Brown); Davis; Fay; Galbraith; Gleason; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Levy; Lockington; Powell, Thomas; Strong, Thomas; Swinton, Alfred; Waud, Alfred; Welden, Charles
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):Eagle Hotel
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.