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           House & Alf Waud after Bull Run.
departed at 11, when a light snow was fal-
ling.       Morris proposed that we should meet
at 745 on Friday evening, which was provisionally
agreed to, and then he left us.          Commenting
on it, I remarked how horribly dull it was there
when only one happened to drop in, and how
completely the old enchantment of the place had pas-
sed away.         Haney assented and said that we
had invested the family with our own feelings to-
wards it.
  25.  Monday.   To Harper s, saw Bonner, read
proof of story, got $18.  To F. Leslie s, saw him
and J. Wood.  Up-town.  Writing.  Hayes the engra-
ver came up in the evening, to invite me to visit him
on Thursday, (Thanksgiving Day).         Whiskey and
talk of folks; much of Alf Waud and his Vir-
ginian experiences.  He and House slept at Centre-
ville on the Bull Run night, in a Secesh household;
Alf availing himself of his British nationality.
There were apprehensions about his being taken pris-
oner in New York and Hayes told  Mrs W.  some
humane flams to relieve her anxiety.          Hayes
stayed till 11; Boweryem coming up towards the end
of the colloquy.
  26.  Tuesday.   In doors writing.     Cahill up
part of the time, rather shy of allusion to his
last weeks doings.   Going down town at 5, I met
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Eighteen: page seventy-eight
Description:Regarding Alfred Waud and House's experiences at the First Battle of Bull Run.
Date:1861-11-24
Subject:Battle of Bull Run, First (Va.); Boweryem, George; Cahill, Frank; Civil War; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Harper and Brothers (New York, N.Y.); Hayes (engraver); House; Jewell, Mary (Waud); Leslie, Frank; Morris, James (K. N. Pepper); Waud, Alfred; Wood, John A.
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]; Centreville, Virginia
Scan Date:2010-06-14

 

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.