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		Alf Waud s Children.
intention of exporting her delightful son, Albert,
thither.      Down town, to Harper s; left story with
Bonner; saw Guernsey   hadn t read story I left
three weeks ago.   To F. Leslie s; saw him after
John Wood and Newman, the latter of whom I
had met previously at Harper s.       To the E. Post;
saw Godwin; suggested article and got told to do
it.      To Brooklyn by the Atlantic Ferry, thence
by cars to near Alf Waud s residence.    The house,
by the way, as Hayes the engraver told me,
has been purchased by Mrs Jewell, hence I sup-
pose Alf pays no rent, that being  taken out  in
the occasional, pretty general, board of Mrs J and
Mrs Sexton.           I found the children disporting
themselves on the inclosed grass plot in front of
the house, under charge of an Irish girl and
the little things ran to welcome me.    Mrs Waud 
and Mrs Sexton had, I learnt, gone to Washing-
ton last Tuesday, for perhaps two weeks sojourn,
and Mrs Jewell was not at home.     It was a love-
ly day, sunny and mild, the children the pictures 
of health, with the reddest hair I ever saw on
juvenile heads.   Mrs Sexton s little girl trotted
a couple of blocks with me, to the car.   Back
to New York and per omnibus up-town by 3  .
Writing the last five pages during the evening, Shep-
herd on t other side of the table, matagrabolizing
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Eighteen: page ninety
Description:Regarding a visit to Alfred Waud's house and seeing only Waud's children.
Date:1861-12-09
Subject:Boley, Albert; Boley, Susan; Bonner, John; Children; Godwin, Park; Guernsey; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Harper and Brothers (New York, N.Y.); Hayes (engraver); Jewell, Mary (Waud); Jewell, Mrs.; Journalism; Leslie, Frank; Newman; New York evening post.; Sexton, Nelly; Shepherd, N.G.; Waud, Alfred; Wood, John A.
Coverage (City/State):New York, [New York]; Brooklyn, [New York]
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.