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	 Will Waud employed by Leslie
it was merely manner.       He communicates fur-
ther with us, when he has talked with his inten-
ded business man.          Out by 5 1/2, and up-town.
To bed early, being tired out.
  7.  Wednesday.   Will Waud, who has made an
engagement to draw for Frank Leslie, leaves here
to reside in Brooklyn, with his brother-in-law.
He has determined on leaving Boston, proposes only
to return to it to wind up business matters; wants
his wife to stay there for the present,  as she and
brother-in-law s wife don t agree together.    Will
is much the same as heretofore, perhaps more
so, the family failing of self-will disagreeably
manifested in his way of expressing his opinions,
yet Alf s estimate of him will admit of modifi-
cation.    Our friends and enemies draw us, and
I often think both portraits are like.        Scribbling
all the wet, dreary miserable day and drawing
on wood at night, till 12, then for an hour, in
Ledger s room, with him and Boweryem.   Both got
autobiographical.      Here s the former s second voyage
(I am only anticipating a task I expect to have to
do at length in the ensuing summer   writing his
entire biography for publication.   He has sent for
the requisite materials from England.        Last advices
rendered his stay in this country definite until the
end of July, when he will recross the Atlantic, to
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twelve: page ninety
Description:Mentions that William Waud has been hired to draw for ''Frank Leslie's Illustrated News.''
Date:1860-03-06
Subject:Boweryem, George; Briggs, Charles F.; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Ledger, Arthur; Leslie, Frank; Waud, Alfred; Waud, William; Waud, William, Mrs.
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
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.