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who passes through New York on his way to the inevitable Cat-
skills.           Out with Sol, W Waud and Wood for an un-
successful dinner, and lager after.        To Fulton Market for
oysters as amends, and to Strong s, who has returned from
the Cape Race-telegraph-laying excursion which has had him for
the last month.       He gave me a hearty reception, and paid for
the cuts taken by Gayler.     A call on Welden, then to my room
and writing.        By 8 the Wauds and Sol came up, but went
on their way to Haneys, I following when I had finished No 2
of my  Pen scratches,  with intent to subsequently visit Parton.
But the fellows were engaged with Scheidam Schapps, and smoke,
and Levison coming up was chaffed in such a ridiculous manner
by Sol and Alf, (both playing drunk in doing it,)  as the Echtor
of the sanguinary Picayune, that  twas over late when we left.
Furthermore Alf made an apparently unprovoked assault upon a
vulgar looking little man, who in Mercer street was half talking
to a harlot, chased him into the road and pitched into him, he
roaring for the police, finally depositing him, by a blow in the
abdomen on a door stoop.     It was a most absurdly effective
business, and we learnt after that Alf had known the individual
at Dobs, where he had deserved this.  But it was not admirable.
   7. Friday.  Up town in the genial, sunny delicious mor-
ning to Parton, remaining with him for the greater part of the
day.     My scribblings which, at his request, I read to him, he
warmly commended, and doubts not that the Life Illustrated will
buy  em.     We talked of Washington Irving, Willis,  Fanny
Fern,  men, nationality and books.     There was, some part
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Seven: page one hundred and forty-three
Description:Describes Alf Waud's attack on a man on the street, and a visit to James Parton.
Date:1855-09-06
Subject:Eytinge, Solomon; Fern, Fanny; Gayler, Charles; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Irving, Washington; Levison, William; Parton, James; Stone, B.G.; Strong, Thomas; Waud, Alfred; Waud, William; Welden, Charles; Wood, John A.
Coverage (City/State):New York, [New York]
Coverage (Street):Fulton Market; Mercer Street
Scan Date:2011-02-02

 

Volume
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Seven
Description:Includes an account of his family history and descriptions of his visits with family and friends in England, witnessing a procession for Louis Napoleon in London, traveling in Paris with his brothers Charley and Edwin, his friend Harry Price's mental illness, his journey across the Atlantic to New York on the ship Washington, the marriage of Fanny Fern and James Parton, meetings of the Ornithoryncus Club in New York, and Alfred Waud's elopement with Mary Brainard.
Subject:Bohemians; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Marriage; Mental illness; Publishers and publishing; Travel; Women
Coverage (City/State):London, England; Paris, France; New York, New York
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.