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         W. Wauds relations by marriage.
in the rear of it, in which he grows vegeta-
bles and the like.  I found him and his dau-
ghter at home, W. Waud being, as it happened,
at work in New York.    She is a young girl
  quite youthful in appearance   of preposses-
sing appearance and simple aspect, evidently
very fond of Monseigneur, her husband.  Their
child died this summer, as Will had informed
me.        The father is rather a spare man,
with an aquiline nose and grizzled beard; he
told me he had practised physic in Boston, but
having no prospect of continuing that in New
Jersey, he was doing a little farming, or rather
gardening.   He didn t go to church, he said,
as he and It had differed and parted some
years ago, and people had no confidence in a
Universalist.        Will, it seems, wrote to his
wife to join him down south, but she didn t
like the prospect.   Evidently he talks Southern
at home, contrary to the convictions of his kins-
folk by marriage, who are gamine New Eng-
landers.     A brother of his wife lives with them,
and another has a residence in Newark   this
last being the one who has crossed the Atlantic
a good many times and who, when in Eng-
land, was desirous of visiting the relatives of
the husband of his sister, about whom Bill
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Eighteen: page seventeen
Description:Regarding the family of Will Waud's wife.
Date:1861-10-20
Subject:Civil War; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Religion; Sergeant; Waud, William; Waud, William, Mrs.
Coverage (City/State):New York, [New York]; New Jersey; Boston, [Massachusetts]
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.