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        Will Waud returns to New York.
  12.  Wednesday.   Jack Edwards up.   Down
town with him; a lovely day.     In Nassau
street met Haney and almost simultaneously
Clarence Eytinge, who told us that W. Waud
had returned from the South   that he had
just seen him at Frank Leslie s.      So we hur-
ried thither; saw J. A. Wood and very soon
Waud and Leslie.    Ten minutes  talk and
an agreement on his part to dine with me
and Jack and I went off to the  Evening
Post  Office, and from there to Grand Street fer-
ry, where we crossed to Williamsburg, there
taking a one-horse omnibus, which ran on
a rail-track, through Williamsburg and out
onto the pleasant country road, leading to
East New York.     Alighting at this place, af-
ter four and a half miles of lazy sunny
travelling, we were at the Camp of the 2nd
Regiment of Scott Life Guard, and soon found
ourselves in a room with a knot of its officers,
drinking bad champagne and talking with equal
fluency.   They gave us the usual welcome and,
in half an hour, dinner, after which we made
the rounds to look at the Camp, a brother of
the advertising agent, Weston, who has some post
in the regiment   I think of Secretary   ac-
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Sixteen: page two hundred and thirty-four
Description:Mentions that Will Waud has returned to New York.
Date:1861-06-12
Subject:Edwards, John; Eytinge, Clarence; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Leslie, Frank; Military; New York Infantry Regiment, 38th; Waud, William; Wood, John A.
Coverage (City/State):New York, [New York]
Coverage (Street):Grand Street; Nassau Street
Scan Date:2010-06-08

 

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.