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	 Talk of Alf Waud and Hayes.
Will s marriage.      Further, Alf asserts that
Will left a better business in Boston than he
will achieve here; he is popular there,  they like
his snobbishness.      Alf is not popular, his gene-
ral habit of obnoxious speaking at the expense of 
others notwithstanding.   He has been a good deal
with Sol Eytinge since his arrival; Sol s
guest on Sunday and before.      He speaks of
Sol as  improved, &c.,  says that Allie looks very
old and haggard, that she can t see anything
without spectacles.   Sol s sister visited the house
during Alf s presence.         Hayes, the engraver,
is as heretofore.         We talked acquaintances, the
rival papers, Boston, New York, things in gene-
ral, Cahill and Morris being present part of
the time.   Hayes told two good stories about
Frank Leslie, one of which I ve heard before.
He knew him in England and when F.L. bol-
ted owed him money.    In Boston, Leslie gave
Hayes a job   a part of a big engraving to do,
which Hayes wouldn t give up until paid not only
for his work and the debt, but the interest on
the latter!       Story 2.     Boston author has a 
demand on Leslie for $50, employs man
coming on to New York to get it.    Man duns
Leslie, finally on being told, at 10 A.M. that
if he ll come at 2, F.L. will certainly be
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twelve: page one hundred and twenty-one
Description:Regarding stories about Frank Leslie told by engraver Hayes.
Date:1860-03-26
Subject:Eytinge, Solomon; Cahill, Frank; Eytinge, Miss; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hayes (engraver); Leslie, Frank; Morris, James (K. N. Pepper); Vernon, Allie (Margaret Eytinge); Waud, Alfred; Waud, William
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.