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& there they were taking off bonnet & sleeking their
hair  &c, talking, chatting all round.     To the Lan-
tern Office, (whither Mam selle Allie came anon.)     I
was immediately  urgently entreated by Powell to do  em
a big cut for the Saturday s number instanter;   had
some row with Bellew or other and no big cut drawn.
Wherefore I invested Powell s $1.25 at Wells &
Webbs for a block  & off to the Dem Review Office,
hoping to get sketch of Benton s phiz.    Failing, I
went to Brady s,  sketched it from daguerrotype,   called at
Lockingtons, (the little sweep owes me money,) thence to
my room,   lit fire,  did chores & went to work on the
block.        Watson came,   left.     Dined at Shades,
went on with drawing,  finished it by 4,   took it to
his office, where I found, not him, but a room full
of girls, (all valentine-making, coloring &c.)     Some were
very pretty.          Back to my den, and made a
drawing on wood, (with intent to commence a fresh batch
for Strong.)
  19.  Friday.  Down town, after drawing; at
Lantern Office, B & P s &c     Strongs; met Weldon
there.       Drawing in afternoon,  Weldon came, took
Rabelais and left  Poe s Works .    Waud came
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Five: page ninety-two
Description:Mentions his drawing work.
Subject:Bellew, Frank; Benton; Books and reading; Clothing and dress; Democratic review.; Drawing; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Lantern.; Lockington; Powell, Thomas; Strong, Thomas; Vernon, Allie (Margaret Eytinge); Watson, John; Welden, Charles; Women
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Scan Date:2011-02-07


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.