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          Will Waud a Southern Volunteer.
bage for me and confirmed the report of Will
Waud s having volunteered; he is now doing duty
with the two Murdochs on Morris  Island, has
been there three weeks.     Pancknin promised to visit
me, bringing Babbage s letter, and we parted.       To
Haney s office, found him at that of the  Courier. 
He had a letter from Bellew, talking of returning
in the summer.    Haney up-town with me, dined
and spent the evening.      When we ascended the stairs,
after our meal, Cahill was there, as usual, so
Haney spoke to him friendly enough and Cahill
retold his English items, for Haney s benefit.
We smoked awhile, I drew and Haney got to
reading Thackeray s  Philip,  in the  Cornhill.  He
left about 9, leaving Cahill with me.         Cahill 
had met Nast walking with Sally in Broadway
this afternoon.

[newspaper clipping]
		A clear instance of the determination
to keep all information from the North if possible
is evidenced by the course pursued toward Mr.
Ward, the special artist of a New-York illustra-
ted paper.  On finding it difficult to get passes
to and from the islands, and proceed with the
duties of his profession, he  went into the
army,  joined the Marion Artillery, and bedecked
himself in Palmetto livery.  He is now doing
duty on Morris Island; but, as far as his objects
are concerned,  it is no go.   He is under the
most strict surveillance, and is not allowed to
send any sketches of the fortifications North.

[Gunn s diary continued]
		Here s the  Tribune  par-
		agraph about W. Waud.
		It appeared about two
		weeks ago.x  Rather an
		unwise proceeding on the
		part of Master Bill, I
		think, but highly char-
acteristic.	(x It was written by Buckstone, alias Ramsay.)
  11.  Thursday.   Drawing on wood all the
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Sixteen: page seventy-nine
Description:Regarding the reasons William Waud joined a South Carolina militia company.
Subject:Babbage, George; Bellew, Frank; Books and reading; Cahill, Frank; Edwards, Sally (Nast); Frank Leslie's illustrated news.; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Military; Murdoch; Nast, Thomas; New York tribune.; Pancknin; Ramsay, Russell (Buckstone); Waud, William
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):Broadway
Scan Date:2010-05-24


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.