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day.   In doors, drawing ineffectively.    A scrap from
Alf Waud, inclosing a letter to be transmitted to
his brother.  (Back on Friday.)
  15.  Wednesday.  Writing.   To Radways.   R.R.
R quack shop .  Got $3 for M.S article.     Returning
looking in at Wild s candy store, Mr Jewell and
another man came in, the former introducing the latter
to Wild.          Jewell has a very ignoble face, and his
eyes a look like bullets   solid, leaden, unlustrous.
The three began talking demi-obscenely.        Called
at Mrs J s at night, to tell her of Alf and her
daughters proposed return.   /      That low little
cockney Watson, dramatic critic and  English cor-
respondent  to the Sunday Courier has been turned out
of his boarding house for going to the servant girls  bed
room.     This, our landlady spoke of, having seen him
once, here, with Haney   whom, bye the bye, he swindled
of a few dollars.           Nice people one knows, in con-
nection with the New York press!
  16.  Thursday.  Non mi recordo.
  17.  Friday.    Alf Waud up by sunset.   He
arrived by the afternoon boat, somewhat later than its
usual time, and had sent  Mary , baby and servant
to Greene Street, from the place of debarkation.   Old
Falk had accompanied them from the Catskills,
partly finding a pretext for the journey, his real
object being that of obtaining payment for the last
fortnight s board of the party   some thirty dollars.
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Eight: page eighty-six
Description:Mentions the return of Alf Waud and Mary to New York.
Subject:Falk; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Jewell; Jewell, Mary (Waud); Potter, Mrs.; Watson, Frederick; Waud, Alfred; Waud, William; Wild
Coverage (City/State):New York, [New York]
Coverage (Street):Greene Street
Scan Date:2011-02-02


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.