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	          About B.G. Stone.
derived from Alf. Waud.     The former
met Stone in his recent passing through New York,
the latter in Boston.       Having utterly used him-
self at at Catskill, he has been fairly obliged
to decamp, receiving intimations from enraged
village creditors that he had better decamp quietly,
for fear of consequences.   So he resolves to return
to the place of his nativity and detestation, near
Boston, his wife intending to follow him.   He talks
of devoting himself to drawing on stone;  lithographers
play the devil with one s designs,  &c. &c.    Stone s
whole career   that of a type of the Bogus Artist
  at Catskill and before, is characteristic and
edifying.    His father, an honest and sensible
farmer and market-gardner, of humble origin,
won a large sum of money in a lottery, in
the days when lotteries were legal, which served
as a foundation for his fortune, or rather inde-
pendence.    (Stone used to sink the farm and
market-garden, and to scatter indefinite intima-
tions of parental affluence, suggestive of a hand-
some villa, grounds, carriage-horses &c.)  Shep-
herd has seen some of his father s letters, reports
them as wise and remonstrative of his son s
proceedings.    That un-artistic pelican has
subsisted almost entirely by parental depletion,
the proportion of his own earnings being as one
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twelve: page one hundred and thirty-one
Description:Regarding news of artist B. G. Stone.
Subject:Gunn, Thomas Butler; Shepherd, N.G.; Stone; Stone, B.G.; Stone, B.G., Mrs.; Waud, Alfred
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Scan Date:2011-01-29


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.