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  Mrs. Will Waud, Miss Maguire & Miss Waite.
ly dressed young woman whom Leslie told
me, when she had left him, was Will s wife.
So I addressed her on emerging into the street,
asking of her husband, but was able to give
rather than receive news; for he hadn t writ-
ten to her during the past three weeks.  She
can t be considered pretty, has light, indefinite
eyes and a rather squawky, down-east voice,
I doubt she s not too happy or he over proud
of the match.   She had a respectable-looking
man, much her senior with her, and took
the car for Harlem.        Up-town.   Writing
all the afternoon.    In the evening, at Bowery-
em s suggestion, went with him to Bartow s
in Washington Street, to renew acquaintance
with little Miss Maguire and Miss Waite.
Found both of them at home, Mrs. Bartow,
Crosse, his wife and a visitor.      Stayed chat-
ting till 11.       Little Maguire promised me
if I called again to  tell me all about Mr. Led-
ger.  She implied previously that she knew his ad-

[newspaper clipping]
  A sheet which ought to know better, the Lon-
don Illustrated News, has a picture of secession,
as the artist saw it at the Charleston Hotel, in this
city.  You see a lot of villainous border ruffians,
with the usual concomitants of bowie-knives and
big spittoons, and vulgarity.  If he had represent-
ed Water-street prostitutes walking in the parlors
of the Fifth-avenue Hotel, he would have been as
truthful.  Yet the fellow was handsomely treated
here, and was entertained at the most fashionable
hotel in the city, the very one, too, he thus carica-
tures.  That is the way lies spread.	JASPER.

[Gunn s diary continued]
			dress, I think jokingly.
			I clipped the accom-
			panying extract from
			to-day s  New York Times, 
			and have written a note
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Sixteen: page twenty
Description:Describes Mrs. Will Waud.
Date:1861-03-12
Subject:Bartow; Bartow, Mrs.; Boweryem, George; Charleston Hotel (Charleston, S.C.); Crosse; Crosse, Mrs.; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Illustrated London news.; Ledger, Arthur; Leslie, Frank; Maguire, Sarah Louisa; New York times.; Secession; Waite, Olive (Bragg); Waud, William; Waud, William, Mrs.
Coverage (City/State):New York, [New York]; Charleston, [South Carolina]
Coverage (Street):5th Avenue; Water Street
Scan Date:2010-05-24

 

Volume
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Sixteen
Description:Includes Gunn's descriptions of the scene in New York at the commencement of the Civil War, boarding house living, visits to the Edwards family, Mort Thomson's engagement to Fanny Fern's daughter Grace Eldredge, Frank Cahill's return to New York from London, Frank Bellew's dissatisfaction with living in England, Thomas Nast's engagement to Sally Edwards, the scene in New York during the departure of the 7th New York Regiment for Washington, attending the wedding of Olive Waite and Hamilton Bragg, a visit with Frank Cahill to the camp of the 1st Regiment of New York Volunteers and the 2nd Regiment of New York State Militia on Staten Island, the death of Charles Welden, and his reporting work.
Subject:Boardinghouses; Bohemians; Civil War; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Journalism; Marriage; Military; Publishers and publishing; Women
Coverage (City/State):New York, 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 2010 Missouri History Museum.
Source:Page images, transcriptions, and metadata of the Thomas Butler Gunn diaries have been provided by the Missouri History Museum.