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		Watson s Stories.
J. B. and shall be surprised at the contrary.
  16.  Thursday.   Down town by 1; left story
at Harper s; saw Newman momentarily at Les-
lie s.    Up-town.  In the evening to 22nd street.
Bellew not at home.   Returned down the 10th ave-
nue, along the North River shore, which looked
wintry enough.   Called at Joe Scoville s; and at
Gabay s in Hudson Street.        Sat in the cigar
shop smoking and talking with him and his wife
till past 11.                 The domiciliation of little
Watson in this house has afforded me some
information about divers acquaintances, of a
sort only to be derived from such a source.   I
see him occasionally in Cahill s rooms   at
present the two little extension ones in the rear
on a lower story, once occupied by W. Leslie.
Watson is a small, red-haired, clean-shaven,
moustached person, not badly described in the
advertisement denouncing hi as a thief once print-
ed as a standing warning to the public over the
editorials in Wilkes   Spirit of the Times.   He did
some rascality in England, popularly rumored
to be defalcation or embezzlement at the cost
of an uncle who employed him, which necessita-
ted his expatriation and adoption of his present
name.      He is a little, low Londoner, radically,
inherently dishonest, of theatrical tastes and
Page
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Eighteen: page one hundred and seventy-one
Description:Regarding fellow boarder Frederick Watson.
Date:1862-01-15
Subject:Bellew, Frank; Boardinghouses; Bonner, John; Cahill, Frank; Gabay; Gabay, Mrs.; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Leslie, William; Newman; Scoville, Joe; Watson, Frederick
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):10th Avenue; 22nd Street; Hudson Street
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.