W. Waud joins a S.C. Military Company.
till 11 o clock, which came soon enough, and
then turned out into the snow homewards.
My attic doesn t look jolly after such an
22. Friday. Writing. Down-town in the
afternoon, slush, snow, mud and misery.
Met Lindsay, and further down-town, Richard-
son he of the World and drank with him.
To Haney s; walked up-town with him.
Two of our old boarders returned, at supper,
Griswold and Jones. Writing solitarily all
the evening, till Stockton came up, when we had
a glass together.
23. Saturday. To the Evening Post office
by 1. Saw Godwin. He had spoken to the folks
about my application no present vacancy. Talk.
Called at F. Leslie s W. Waud at Charles-
ton still. (The Times correspondent announced,
the other day that W. W. had joined some mili-
tary company I guess in consequence of his
sporting that military cap, with the gilded palmetto
on it, in which he travelled throughout the
South!) Return. Writing during the after-
noon and evening. Out-of-sorts and dis-
pirited. Here are some of the passa-
ges marked by Nicholas in Christie Johnstone ;
|Title:||Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Sixteen: page thirty-one|
|Description:||Mentions that William Waud has joined a South Carolinian military company.|
|Subject:||Books and reading; Godwin, Park; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Griswold; Haney, Jesse; Jones (boarder); Lindsay; Military; New York evening post.; New York times.; Nicholas, John G.W.; Richardson (reporter); Stockton; Waud, William|
|Coverage (City/State):||[New York, New York]; Charleston, South Carolina|
|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.|