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Alf had paid him some $50 or so for the
past, and proposed forwarding the remainder from
New York or Boston, he not having the money at
present.    Falk humming and ha-ing the offer chose
to come hither with him, where Alf, very characteristi-
cally determined on bilking him   temporarily.    He
left him waiting at one entrance of a lager beer
place in Nassau Street, slipped out at the other,
and came up town to me.        Went round to
Greene Street together after tea.    Mrs Jewell,
Sexton, Selina there, with  Mrs Hill  and the
baby.    Alf returning with me,   thinking it prudent
not to accept Mrs J s invitation   occupies a room
opposite mine; to which he retired after a long talk.
  18.  Saturday.  Non mi recordo.
  19.  Sunday.  An afternoon s walk with Alf
to the Battery, setting out with the intention of visiting
Swinton at Staten Island, but Alf delayed us, by
stopping with Sol in the basement, till the trip was
inadvisable.     A dullish day with a red sunset.
Myself out of tune and hyppish, Alf talking
as is his wont, of which anon.    He went to Jewells
in the evening.      I was there, with him, yester
night.
  20, 21, and 22.  Monday to Wednesday.
Drawing busily for book, with necessary dashes
down town.   Alf with me pretty constantly.    He
Page
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Eight: page eighty-seven
Description:Regarding Alf Waud's effort to avoid paying Falk for board in the Catskills.
Date:1856-10-17
Subject:Eytinge, Solomon; Falk; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Jewell; Jewell, Mary (Waud); Jewell, Mrs.; Jewell, Selina (Wall); Sexton, Nelly; Swinton, Alfred; Waud, Alfred
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):Greene Street; Nassau 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.