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         Alf Waud, Sol Eytinge and Nast.
ing and is exceedingly industrious and would
illustrate the whole of the paper, if they d let
him.    I told him,  said Alf Waud,  that we
(Sol and himself) should be discharged or get an offer of $10 a
week, reduced salary.    He toadies Sol and Sol
likes it.       He imitates him in everything, tries
chaff, but is soon knocked over and dreadfully
offended.    They set on me, not long ago, but I
shu shut  em up so that they got mad and
wouldn t speak to me for a day and a half,
and then Sol came round again, as if nothing
had happened.     Sol has extraordinary powers
of aggravation in chaff, but I think in positive
verbal brutality Alf could lick him.   The office
has much the same hateful conversational at-
mosphere which Haney, Sol Eytinge, Bill
Waud and I dwelt in, five years ago, in
the basement of the house in which I write.
Only it is worsened by the positions of Eytinge
and Waud in their domestic relations; they are
both irreparably damaged by them.        Alf went
on about Nast:  Isn t he German? doesn t
he go in for doing things in a hurry and sack-
ing the money?  He is as conceited as can be
on the strength of his going to Europe.   Peard
(Garibaldi s Englishman) and the fellows in
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Sixteen: page eighty-six
Description:Regarding the relationship between Sol Eytinge and Thomas Nast.
Date:1861-04-13
Subject:Eytinge, Solomon; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; New York illustrated news; Nast, Thomas; Peard, John Whitehead; Waud, Alfred; Waud, William
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Scan Date:2010-06-01

 

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.