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           Hayes and Alf Waud in New York.
in the morning.  Boweryem has been a good deal
chaffed about the matter, taking it very good
humoredly.
  21.  Wednesday.   Out for a few blocks.   A
horrible day, raging wind driving a Simsom of dust
over and into everything, as intolerable a plague
as that of Egypt.           In the evening with Ledger
and Mrs. Boley     to Mr. Bartows.           Whist, euchre,
wine and cake, the Bartows, Misses Olive Jane
Clay Waite and Miss Sarah Louisa Maguire.    Back
by 12  .
  22.  Thursday.   In-doors, writing.   Snow
and drizzle out-of-doors.    Doing an article for
 Scalpel,  and doing it badly, getting nervous and
miserable with over long staying in-doors.     To Dix-
on s in the evening, he out.           To Haney s, where
I found him with Jim Parton.            Haney has been
sick for a day or two, had boils inside his cheek
which Blakeman had to lance.    Parton has re-
cently returned from Philadelphia on some Jack-
sonian business.       Going down-town this mor-
ning, which I did more for the sake of the walk
than aught else, and returning, I met Hayes
the engraver, who told me that he, with Alf Waud
had arrived that morning, both intending to re-
main.     I expected Alf, either at my or Haney s
boarding-house, but he didn t show up, having, as
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twelve: page one hundred and thirteen
Description:Mentions the arrival of Hayes the engraver and Alfred Waud in New York.
Date:1860-03-20
Subject:Bartow; Blakeman, William; Boley, Susan; Boweryem, George; Dixon, E.H.; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Hayes (engraver); Ledger, Arthur; Maguire, Sarah Louisa; Parton, James; Waite, Olive (Bragg); Waud, Alfred
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.