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[newspaper clipping]
     DIOGENES must belong to the  Lone Star 
Order.  This Lantern certainly reflects a fillibuster-
ish light or image this week which confirms our for-
mer suspicions.  We are certain that should any man
be caught in Cuba with a copy of the Lantern of this
week in his pocket, the next place he would be heard
from if heard from at all, would be the dungeons of
the Moro.  Diogenes must not make sail in his
 tub  for Cuba until the  Wren  protected by the
 Eagle  is there to receive him.  But to explain.
The principle illustration in the Lantern of this
week is entitled  The Eagle and the Wren; or
Birds of Freedom taking liberties.   The Brother
Jonathan, with  Eagle  wings and feathers, and
surrounded by a galaxy of stars, rests upon the top
of a globe; beneath is the Lion of Spain, roaring in
affright, and bearing on his back his royal mistress,
who with rather serious concerned look, sucks at a
stick of candy; and in the distance is Cuba, on
which a Wren, (representing Dr. Wren the founder
of the  Lone Star  Order,)  has alighted.  A single
star sheds down its rays upon the  Wren,  while
the Sun is rising up from the sea, dispelling the
darkness and clouds.  The conception is elegant and
its execution quite artistic.
Page
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Five: page one hundred and fifty-two
Description:Enclosed newspaper clipping commenting on a ''Lantern'' illustration supporting the ''Lone Star Association'' with a mission to invade Cuba, perhaps drawn by Gunn.
Subject:Gunn, Thomas Butler; Lantern.; Lone Star Association (New York, N.Y.); Wren
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]; Cuba
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.