Sudden Death of Welden.
him saying disagreable things and offending
people. He ended by inviting me to visit him,
subsequent to the expected lying-in of his wife.
Up-town, writing part of the afternoon, and
till late at night. Cahill with me at sunset.
A note from W. Leslie asking for the $4 which
I owe him, and commencing, I never experienced
the necessity of collecting small amounts due me
so forcibly as now. If you can accommodate
me, &c. &c. He must be paid.
17. Friday. Whitewashed out of my own
into the adjoining attic. Writing there all day
till sunset, then continuing, in my room. Finished
six chapter-story for Strong.
18. Saturday. Cahill tells me that Welden
died suddenly, last night, almost in his presence!
Both of them, with Armstrong, were drinking at
the bar of the Tammany Hotel, Welden in his
usual condition, when he turned as if to go up-
stairs. Oh! stay and have another drink! you re
not tight, are you? said Armstrong. But Wel-
den ascended the stairs without saying a word.
Almost immediately a waiter entered, with
I m afraid that the gentleman has broken
his neck, in response to which the bar-keeper
made some semi-brutal, semi-jocular remark.
|Title:||Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Sixteen: page one hundred and eighty-four|
|Description:||Regarding the death of Charles Welden.|
|Subject:||Armstrong; Cahill, Frank; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hayes (engraver); Leslie, William; Strong, Thomas; Waud, William; Welden, Charles|
|Coverage (City/State):||[New York, New York]|
|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.|