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  4.  Saturday.     Alf came up at 11 1/2.  With him
round to Greene Street, where Miss Selina was ma-
king ready to accompany him, to visit her sister at
the Catskills.             It oddly enough happens that at this
present time Brainard has just gone on to Boston.
Chance has again stood Alf s friend.      He talks
vindictively about the husband.        He, (Alf) had
an interview with old Jewell yesterday, who wanted
him and his daughter to come and live with him, in
Greenwich Street   or at least offered to furnish  em
with house room.           (This man has a housekeeper
who is, also, his mistress.)               Saw Alf and Seli-
na Jewell off by the cars; and then down town
About my own business.     To Leslie s, Wells & Webb s,
Picayune Office, with Bellew to Radways, met
O Brien &c &c.             Up town to dinner, and to
work the rest of the day.                    A letter from
George Clarke yesterday.
  5.  Sunday.  In doors writing and reading
 Dred  till evening.     Then visited the Edwardses.
Haney there.     Walked back together.
  6.  Monday.   In doors drawing and writing.
  7.  Tuesday.   To Leslie s.  Sent off cuts to
Andrew and block to Alf Waud.       Evening at
Mrs Jewells.    Miss S just returned.
  8.  Wednesday.  Down town.      Return, and
drawing all the rest of the day, evening included.
  9.   Thursday.  Drawing.   Calling at
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Eight: page eighty-three
Description:Mentions that Alf Waud and Selina Jewell have gone to the Catskills to join Mary.
Date:1856-10-04
Subject:Andrew; Bellew, Frank; Brainard; Clarke, George; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Jewell; Jewell, Mary (Waud); Jewell, Mrs.; Jewell, Selina (Wall); O'Brien, Fitz James; Waud, Alfred
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):Greene Street; Greenwich Street
Scan Date:2011-02-02

 

Volume
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Eight
Description:Includes descriptions of the process of publishing his book, ''The Physiology of New-York Boarding Houses;'' his poor mental state upon returning to New York from England; meeting Walt Whitman; visits with Fanny Fern, James Parton, and Harriet Jacobs' daughter Louisa who is living with them; a visit to the Catskill Mountains with the Edwards family; moving into the boarding house at 132 Bleecker Street; working on the publication ''European'' with Colonel Hugh Forbes; the death of publisher William Levison and his daughter Ellen in his boarding house; visiting the scene of the murder of a dentist to get a sketch of the suspect; visiting Newport, Rhode Island, on assignment to sketch for Frank Leslie; and the death of his brother-in-law, Joseph Greatbatch.
Subject:Boardinghouses; Bohemians; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Journalism; Medical care; Mental illness; Publishers and publishing; Travel; Women
Coverage (City/State):New York, New York; Newport, Rhode Island
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.