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              Mrs. Alf Waud & Mrs. Sexton.
Croly.   Great changes in the paper, since its absor-
ption of the  Courier and Enquirier ; old hands off,
new ones on, Marble chief, the piety drop-
ped, theatres duly noticed and (Croly says) salaries
cut down at the paper paying.      Nicholson told me
that Frank Wood was with George Arnold, at the
Phalanx.      Up town seeing Kennedy and getting let-
ter from him.      In the afternoon, a little to my
surprise, Hart came up, having deferred his depart-
ure, in consequence of a ball gotten up in his honor, at
Kelly s.      Writing during the afternoon and evening.
  8.  Tuesday.   A windy, stormy, rainy day.   In
doors writing short stories till 4, then down-town.
Met Watson the sinister in a demi-military cap
and costume, who told me he was getting up a com-
pay, with the object of becoming its captain.    Re-
turning up Broadway, in the windy, chill sunset
with a bit of rainbow in the sky, came plump upon
Mrs Sexton and  Mrs.  Alf. Waud, who greeted
me with great cordiality.      The latter looked large
and fair, her features are beginning to assume
something of the boldness of outline perceptible
in those of her mother.  She was going to Washing-
ton, next week, she said, Mrs. S. accompanying
her.     I asked about Alf.  Oh! he was there still.
 Growling a good deal?  I suggested.    Isn t he! 
she ejaculated.      He was there for the war, she added.
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Seventeen: page two hundred and twenty-nine
Description:Describes meeting Mrs. Waud and Mrs. Sexton in the street.
Date:1861-10-07
Subject:Arnold, George; Civil War; Croly; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hart; Jewell, Mrs.; Kelly; Kennedy (policeman); Jewell, Mary (Waud); Marble; Military; New York world.; Nicholson; Sexton, Nelly; Watson, John; Waud, Alfred; Wood, Frank
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):Broadway
Scan Date:2010-06-15

 

Volume
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Seventeen
Description:Includes Gunn's descriptions of the scene in New York at the commencement of the Civil War; his visits to military camps in and around New York City as a reporter for ""The New York Evening Post;"" boarding house living; a bridal reception at the Edwards family's residence in honor of the marriage of Sally Edwards and Thomas Nast; a visit to the Heylyn and Rogers families in Rochester; and his trip to Paris, Ontario, to visit George Bolton and the Conworths.
Subject:Boardinghouses; Bohemians; Civil War; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Journalism; Marriage; Military; Publishers and publishing; Travel; Women
Coverage (City/State):New York, New York; Paris, Ontario, Canada ; Rochester, 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.