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of exhibition she ought to figure in would be
that of the Skimmington, in Hudibrastic fash-
ion.   To the Evening Post office and the Bat-
tery.  Thence, parting with Cahill, to Brooklyn,
and by car and pedestrianism to the house which
Alf Waud took Haney, Jack Edwards and my-
self to, last spring, as the one he designed moving
to.   It is now owned by Mrs Jewell, whom I
found in the parlor, nursing the baby   Alf s
last.      It s mother and Mrs Sexton had gone to
New York, to telegraph to Washington, as Alf
hadn t been heard from for two weeks.   After a
long time they returned, finding us at supper in
the basement.     They both looked well,  Mrs Waud 
particularly so.         They had got a letter from Alf,
through Hayes.           He expressed himself  disgust-
ed   as usual.                  Sol Eytinge has visited at
the house, and Allie   once; Mr and  Mrs
Waud  returning the compliment.  Mrs W. does-
n t like Mrs Eytinge.       She was very cordial to
me, invited me to stay till the morning and the
time passed rapidly enough till 11, when I left
and returned to New York, past midnight.
  16.  Wednesday.   Shepherd up.     Writing.  To
the E. Post office by 1; return and writing hard
till 11 P. M.       Letters to Sam, to my mother
and more story-copying for England.
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Eighteen: page fourteen
Description:Describes a visit to Mrs. Waud in Brooklyn.
Date:1861-10-15
Subject:Cahill, Frank; Edwards, John; Eytinge, Solomon; Fern, Fanny; Gunn, Samuel, Jr.; Gunn, Samuel, Mrs.; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Hayes; Jewell, Mary (Waud); Jewell, Mrs.; Sexton, Nelly; Shepherd, N.G.; Vernon, Allie (Margaret Eytinge); Waud, Alfred
Coverage (City/State):New York, [New York]; Brooklyn, [New York]; Washington, [District of Columbia]
Scan Date:2010-06-08

 

Volume
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Eighteen
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 life, the shooting of Sergeant Davenport by Captain Fitz James O'Brien for insubordination, and Frank Bellew's marital troubles.
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.