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there to abide for some six weeks or so.    Found them in at Patons,
with Mr Richardson and the Catholic priest.  Talk for a season.
Then a young fellow coming up demanded speech with me.  It
was Boyd the Engraver and  Artist (!)  and the matter was,   He
had been requested to make a sketch for the Ned Buntlinean title;
which he had done. And lately had heard that I had, also; whereupon
he fancied that his drawing was to be used sans payment!    Ex-
plained matters to him pretty stiffly, not over-pleased that any one should
chose to arrogate to himself the notion that I d do, or needed to do
so dirty an action.  He professed himself satisfied.            Returned
 home  tired out and weary hearted.          Charley leaveth on
Saturday next. His brothers the eldest about to wed, and the
house to be jointly occupied by the three.    Dull enough.   He s
a fine fellow, though egotistic.              Why don t I hear from
Barth, and from M?
  6. Sunday.   Joe and Mr Hart calling, went together to
the Church I attended with Charley last Sunday.   Afterwards a walk
about Washington Square, and then returning, parted with Joe on
Canal, and Mr Hart on Hudson.       After dinner writing.
Waud called at about 4.    Inklings of his life and adventures; also
of his brother s career at Danthorne s, forming a characteristic picture
of Young England and the rising generation.     How  the governer could 
manage none of them, and that not a cool word had passed between father
and son for a year or more.   How Danthorn s pupils behaved, having detain-
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume One: page one hundred and seventy-seven
Description:Mentions a confrontation with Boyd and a talk with Alfred Waud about his brother Will and ''Young England.''
Date:1850-10-05
Subject:Barth, William; Bilton, Mary; Boyd; Damoreau, Charles (Brown); Danthorn; Greatbatch, Joe; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hart; Richardson; Waud, Alfred; Waud, William
Coverage (City/State):New York, [New York]; [London, England]
Coverage (Street):Washington Square; Canal Street; Hudson Street
Scan Date:2011-02-07

 

Volume
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume One
Description:Details Gunn's first year living in the United States, including his experiences with boarding house living in Jersey City and New York City, looking for work as an artist and a writer, publishing his first book ""Mose Among the Britishers"" and brief visits to Philadelphia and Boston.
Subject:Boardinghouses; Books and reading; Drawing; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Publishers and publishing; Theater; Travel
Coverage (City/State):New York, New York; Jersey City, New Jersey; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Boston, Massachusetts
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-two 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.