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	   End of  Dan,  the Japanese.
wrote out two Havana news-items from Bob Gun s
letter and got $1 for  em.    To Wall Street, then
rode up-town; by omnibus.  In-doors all the after-
noon and rainy evening.         Alf Waud came.  He
talked about Washington city and the Japanese;
generally in his ill-conditioned tone of voice.   It
has become part of him.        From one of the embassy
he learnt the fate of the Japanese young fellow, who,
four-and-a-half-years ago, we used to see at 
Life Brown, the lithographer s place, in Fulton Street,
when Sol. Eytinge and the Wauds drew and al-
most lived there.         Dan   I think that was his
nick-name   grew immensely conceited on the
strength of his American civilization, was  a
very bad man,  and being detected in adultery
with a married woman, got killed; both offenders
suffering death in Japan.
  6.  Wednesday.  To 10th street, then down-
town to  Momus  office.   Up by car.  Drawing,
writing, mostly the latter.           Newman called at
2.        Down-town by 4, to  Momus  Office, &c.
Met Welden: he is  night-editor  on the  Times, 
now.       Evening, went to see Rondel, in Thom-
son Street, where he and family have rooms.
Smoking, talking, looking over Dore s  Rabelais, 
drinking lager and absinthe.     Returning at 12,
Warne (not the Rochester Warne, but him of
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Thirteen: page eleven
Description:Regarding learning the fate of a former acquaintance, a Japanese man named ''Dan,'' from Alf Waud.
Date:1860-06-05
Subject:Dan; Eytinge, Solomon; Gun, Robert; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Japanese; Journalism; Newman; Rondel; Warne; Waud, Alfred; Waud, William; Welden, Charles
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]; Japan
Coverage (Street):10th Street; Fulton Street; Thomson Street; Wall Street
Scan Date:2011-01-29

 

Volume
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Thirteen
Description:Includes descriptions of boarding house living, his freelance writing and drawing work, antics of New York literary Bohemians, Frank Cahill fleeing for England after spending money that was meant for ''The New York Picayune,'' visits to the Edwards family, the state of Charles Damoreau's marriage, a sailing excursion to Nyack with the Edwards family and other friends on the Fourth of July, a fight between Fitz James O'Brien and House at Pfaff's, witnessing a fire at Washington Market, the execution of pirate Albert Hicks on Bedloe's Island, an excursion aboard the ship Great Eastern, a vacation at Grafton with the Edwards family, his growing friendship with Sally Edwards, Lotty Granville's behavior with Brentnall and Hill at his boarding house, Frank Bellew's return to England, and visits to dance houses in the Fourth Ward with friends for an article.
Subject:Boardinghouses; Bohemians; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Journalism; Marriage; Publishers and publishing; Women
Coverage (City/State):New York, New York; Grafton, New York
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.