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	Alf. Waud s  wife  meets her Husband.
page of report in a newly-painted and poisonous-
ly-smelling room, then uptown again by mid-night
in an empty omnibus.                     From Haney,
at whose office I called to-day, to get the  dorg -
man s address, I heard this anecdote.       When
Alf. Waud brought on his  wife  and family from
Boston, before going to Brooklyn, where they at
present reside, he took them to the Jersey City
Hotel, on the other side of the river.       On the
first Sunday morning that she and her children
presented themselves at table, Alf. being absent
(probably at work in New York) on the other
side of it sat Brainard, her husband! whom
she had never set eyes on since her elopement
eight years ago.     It must have been a curious
meeting for both.    He appears to have made
no to-do about it, and she left the hotel next
morning.                       Bowman leaves our
boarding-house to-morrow.   Its inmates have
changed a good deal since I last chronicled
anything about them.   Here s a hasty sum-up
of the present menagerie.   I shall catalogue down-
wards from my own domain, the attic-world.
Adjoining attic, tenanted by Jones and Bradshaw.
Former a shopman in some Broadway store, Welch
in descent (of course proud of it) talks or reads
Cymbrian, is ignorant, good-humored and said
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Fourteen: page twenty-five
Description:Mentions hearing from Jesse Haney how Alfred Waud's wife met her former husband unexpectedly while staying at the Jersey City Hotel.
Subject:Boardinghouses; Bowman, Amos; Bradshaw; Brainard; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Jewell, Mary (Waud); Jones (boarder); Marriage; Waud, Alfred
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]; Boston, [Massachusetts]; Brooklyn, [New York]; Jersey City, [New Jersey]
Coverage (Street):Broadway
Scan Date:2010-04-26


Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Fourteen
Description:Includes descriptions of attending a lecture by J.H. Siddons on Queen Victoria; seeing tightrope walker Charles Blondin perform; boarding house living; his freelance writing and drawing work; visits to the Edwards family and his friendship with Sally Edwards; a visit of the Prince of Wales, the future Edward VII of Great Britain, to New York; his work as a reporter for ''The New York World;'' a visit to a dog fighting establishment; an evening spent at the 4th Ward police station awaiting 1860 election returns; and Gunn's experience as a correspondent for ""The New York Evening Post"" in Charleston, South Carolina, in the aftermath of South Carolina's secession from the federal government.
Subject:Boardinghouses; Civil War; Elections; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Journalism; Military; Police; Publishers and publishing; Secession; Slavery; Slaves; Travel
Coverage (City/State):New York, New York; Charleston, South Carolina
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 2010 Missouri History Museum.
Source:Page images, transcriptions, and metadata of the Thomas Butler Gunn diaries have been provided by the Missouri History Museum.