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			April /
  {1.  Friday.       Drawing in-doors, with journeys down town during
  2. Saturday.}       day times.  Evenings at the Gymnasium, which
I, with Waud, have joined.   A letter from home.   Different
calls, Horton, and an employee of Stringer & Townsend with
jobs to do.   Alfred Brown at Gymnasium Friday night.   His
brother & Brightly with us on Saturday.
  3. Sunday.  Welden came, and anon Alfred Brown & his
brother.      Off together to an unknown eastern part of the town,
there to drink much lauded ale, and lunch impromptu, in a
small tavern parlour, full of smoke and men.    Thither came
Neagle & others.        Left, & parting with the Browns, I went
on with Welden.  Talk how the  Lantern  was near extinguishment,
and how another O Brien edited one was projected. Destined to prove a miserable 
fizzle    Called
at the Saint Charles &c.   Welden went home to dine, I joining
him in the afternoon, there tarrying till 8, himself, wife, and
a certain Yankee young wife there.   Welden had to go to the
Times at 6,  I stayed awhile, then left, to room for a
few minutes, then to Beach Street.        Found Mrs K, Lotty,
Morse and some four or five of both sexes        There tarried till
11, time passing pleasantly,  talk, eating nuts,  Lotty s
singing, & moderate ale imbibition.      Rainy night.
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Five: page one hundred and seventy-eight
Description:Mentions that the ''Lantern'' is near collapse.
Date:1853-04-01
Subject:Brightly; Brown, Alfred; Damoreau, Charles (Brown); Food; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Gymnasiums; Horton; Kidder, Charlotte (Whytal, Granville); Kidder, Rebecca (Morse); Lantern.; Morse; Nagle, James P. (Watt); O'Brien, Fitz James; Publishers and publishing; Waud, Alfred; Welden, Charles; Welden, Charles, Mrs.
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):Beach Street
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.