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            At the  Illustrated News  Office.
woman wouldn t have proved a notable wife
for Ned after all!       A shrew has her uses.  But
she d have been an intolerable sister-in-law.    Its
queer to observe that honest Sam s boy wooing
and wedding, in opposition to all common-sense
and discretion, leading to a bread-and-butter
shop-keeping-paradise, has proved the most suc-
cesful of my brother s courtships.    Does Providence
keep on special look out for the innocents, I won-
  14.  Saturday.  Wasting the good wholesome
forenoon in attempts to see people down town,
principally Bonner at Harper s.    Called at the Ill-
ustrated News Office and found Alf Waud and Sol
Eytinge doing muscular club practice in their office,
a sort of artistic aquarium, being glass-walled.
Sol and others went off to Crook and Duff s
and Alf and I presently did the same, after
he had shown me some of his Japanese Wash-
ington sketches and some recently-received from
little Tommy Nast, at Palerno, on Garibaldi
revolution subjects.   Alf was objurgatory, as
usual.       I left him with Haney, on the steps
of the Nassau Bank, telling Banks who
happened past that he was  an ugly man.   Up
town.         Looking into Shepherd s room, on
going up stairs after dinner, there was O Brien,
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Thirteen: page one hundred and three
Description:Describes a visit to Alf Waud at the office of the ''New York Illustrated News.''
Subject:Banks, A.F.; Bonner, John; Chinner, Mary Anne; Eytinge, Solomon; Gunn, Edwin; Gunn, Minnie; Gunn, Samuel, Jr.; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Marriage; Nast, Thomas; O'Brien, Fitz James; Shepherd, N.G.; Waud, Alfred; Women
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Scan Date:2011-01-29


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.