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	          William Waud.
(Which latter young man has done a rather
unwise thing, thus: It was proposed to bring out
a number or two of a cheap two-cent comic, cal-
led the  Tickler,  using old  Pic  cuts and type:
McCulloch set it up, getting a man to help him,
Haney would have lent Cahill the money to buy
paper and Cahill might have made a few $
by it, as first numbers generally sell.   Waxing
cocky at the prospect, Cahill wouldn t obey Wilbur s
request to meet him at 7 this morning, so Wilbur
went out of town, locking up the office.)     Up-
town with Bob Gun.     Writing the rest of the
day.
  29.  Wednesday.  In doors all day, writing
article on Comic Papers, to take to Dana.   Hor-
rid weather.
		     /
		March.
  1.  Thursday.  Will Waud came up, in
the fur cap commented upon by Alf, much as
he used to be, or more so.    He arrived in New
York yesterday, as I had learnt from Cahill,
Who saw him at Haney s office.   His brother-
in-law has removed to this city, there to abide
permanently; he himself desires to do so, if he
can find employment after his liking; viz, ma-
king big water-color perspectives for architects,
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twelve: page eighty-two
Description:Regarding the arrival of William Waud in New York.
Date:1860-02-28
Subject:Cahill, Frank; Dana, Charles A.; Gun, Robert; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; McCulloch; Publishers and publishing; Waud, Alfred; Waud, William; Wilbour
Coverage (City/State):New York, [New York]
Scan Date:2011-01-29

 

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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.