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who came it, then to room & bed by midnight.
  22.  Monday.    Drawing on wood  &c till
2,  then after dining, down town,  to B & P s,
Lantern Office, (where I saw Powell, Banks
& Watson,)  then to Wells & Webb, to the
Engravers, Post Office, Reveille Office &c, then
to supper,  called at Royal s, (giving the boys
tickets to the Bowery,)  then to room, and re-
read at Poe.                             Hammett told me
divers particulars anent Powell.   Of his forgery,
of Dickens letter, saying he never saw him but once,
of how Gaylord Clark wrote to Dickens &c &c.
  23 to 30.     I have let time run by at such a
rate that it is impossible now to score his progress day by
day, wherefore   I lump its agregate.      Imprimis I have
been very busy & very sick.        One night, (Wednesday the
24th)  at Brougham s benefit performance at the Lyceum,
taking Mr Greatbatch with me.        There I met Seymour,
(alias Bailey)   Banks, Carrol, Bunnel &c and a host
of Lanternites.        Three or four days of influenza, one of
diarrhea;  work hard evenings & all till past midnight,
and getting up late, the mornings.        Picayune work
all done as usual,   divers Lantern drawings, &
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Five: page ninety-five
Description:Mentions hearing of Thomas Powell's forgery from Hammett.
Date:1852-11-21
Subject:Banks, A.F.; Books and reading; Brougham, John; Bunnell; Carroll; Clark, Gaylord; Dickens, Charles; Diseases; Greatbatch, Joseph; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hammett; Powell, Thomas; Royal, Frank; Seymour, Charles (Bailey); Theater; Watson, John
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Scan Date:2011-02-07

 

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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.