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           Will Waud s peculiar Position.
morning.     Going down-town in the afternoon,
met young Pancknin again, who gave me Bab-
bage s letter, a most kind and cordial one,
asking me to send him my portrait.     Going
to Harpers, to broach Bob Gun s  invention 
(for Boweryem s waspishness has involved him
in rows with them and the Appletons   the firms
suggested by Bob) I was overtaken by Cahill,
who had an appointment there, with O Brien.   I
saw the Baron of Inchiquin talking with young
Joe Harper there, and left Cahill abiding his
leisure.       To F. Leslie s, saw J. A. Wood
and Leslie.      He had got a letter from W. Waud,
growling dissatisfaction at non-receipt of letters,
intimating that he had sketches, but didn t know
whether to send  em &c.      They pay Will s wife
$10 weekly; she doesn t know of Will s volun-
teering, though they do.    He can t come to the
city, except on furlough, like the others, and is
in for the campaign, which will assuredly prove
a serious business.   Leslie had just sent off
another artist, a painter in oil, the to Char-
leston, to replace W. W.   I saw the man once;
he came to 745.               Talking with J. A.
Wood, he mentioned old Powell and told an
anecdote or two about him worth preserving.
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Sixteen: page eighty
Description:Mentions a talk with Frank Leslie about William Waud's position in Charleston.
Date:1861-04-11
Subject:Babbage, George; Boweryem, George; Cahill, Frank; Gun, Robert; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Harper and Brothers (New York, N.Y.); Harper, Joe; Leslie, Frank; O'Brien, Fitz James; Pancknin; Powell, Thomas; Waud, William; Waud, William, Mrs.; Wood, John A.
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]; Charleston, [South Carolina]
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.