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	   A Fraternal Portrait.
hat for worlds unless to wear a fur cap
of the fast pattern, indicative of a trotting
horse and Oxford pattern skates.   Did
a good thing when he married, for a man
of lazy proclivities   of the never-do-any-thing-
for-yourself-if-you-can-possibly-get-any-
body-else-to-do-it-for-you-school.   Keeps
up a sort of aristocratic mystery about his
family  (!!!)  impresses his new relatives
by his style   wouldn t dare to ask him to 
chop a stick of wood &c., for fear of encoun-
tering his dignity   suspect the expenses of
living have been drawn very mild to his poc-
ket from the time when it might have been
offered as an inducement for him to honor
the family by his alliance, and as a sort of off-
set against the big brother   Don t tell Da-
moreau   I see Will s little game.   Mary
improving   boy, a month old   Mrs. Jewell
and Sexton in the house   Mrs. Wall board-
ing in Boston, having tired of the wilds of
Chelsea   not answered last two letters. 
Which is about all.  With Damoreau s tes-
timony on  t other side, I can judge how  tis
with the brothers.      Withal Alf is worth ten of
Will and always was.            The one never seduced
an ignorant girl and then sneakingly and self-
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twelve: page thirty-nine
Description:Describes a letter received from Alfred Waud.
Date:1860-02-03
Subject:Clothing and dress; Damoreau, Charles (Brown); Gunn, Thomas Butler; Jewell, Mary (Waud); Jewell, Mrs.; Jewell, Selina (Wall); Sexton, Nelly; Waud, Alfred; Waud, William
Coverage (City/State):Boston, [Massachusetts]
Scan Date:2011-01-29

 

Volume
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twelve
Description:Includes descriptions of boarding house living, his freelance writing and drawing work, antics of the New York literary Bohemians, visits to the Edwards family, the activities of London detective Arthur Ledger who is staying in his boarding house, Thomas Nast's courtship of Sally Edwards, two masked balls at his boarding house, a visit to Lotty Granville at Fordham, the state of Charles Damoreau's marriage, and a visit to the ''Phalanx'' in New Jersey with George Boweryem.
Subject:Boardinghouses; Bohemians; Detectives; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Journalism; Marriage; Publishers and publishing; Travel; Women
Coverage (City/State):New York, New York; Fordham, New York; New Jersey
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.