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  1. Tuesday.     Drawing till 3 or so, dining at
the  Shades , meeting Neagle, (the bookseller) there, and Gotch
on returning.         Waud and Field in my room all the after-
noon,   I going down town with eight drawings on wood,
big & little for Picayune, and three for  Lantern ,
done this day or yester even.       To  Heller s  Entertain-
ment in the Evening, having had ticket proffered me with
by Price.   Ingenious diablerics.   Robert Houdinisms  &c.
  2. Wednesday.   Stirred out not at all, save for
meals all the wet, dismal day.     Field with me from 
11 till 3, dining in company at the Shades, where I
met Watson, who told me, first how he had left the
Lantern work, they owing him considerably, then that
Allie Vernon was working for him  Valentine  making.
Field left after dinner,   I drew on. Levy called  Waud with me
part of the time, and all the evening.       Supped at
the  Shades  together at 11 or so, then parted.     A
perfect deluge of rain plashing down.
  3.  Thursday.  Drawing till 2, dined; then
Field called.     Down town, at Mathews, Picayune
& Lantern Offices, Wells & Webb s.    Crossed 
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Five: page one hundred and forty-eight
Description:Mentions attending ''Heller's'' Entertainment.
Subject:Drawing; Field; Gotch, John; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Levy; Mathews, Cornelius; Nagle, James P. (Watt); Price; Valentine's Day; Vernon, Allie (Margaret Eytinge); Watson, John; Waud, Alfred
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.