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   Prince Rivers.   Mrs Alf Waud.   Alf from her
                       point of view.
  7.  Tuesday.   Damoreau and one Miller,
a fellow-engraver up; anon Mr Edwards.
The latter stayed with me to lunch and then 
I had to accompany him to the Globe Hotel in
Cherry St, where we saw Prince Rivers, ser-
geant of the South Carolina negro regiment,
whom I had known at Hilton Head.     Mr Ed-
wards has become agent for a project of sending
500 negroes, with their families, to Australia,
to cultivate cotton: our visit to Rivers was in 
relation to this.     Having dispatched the business
we parted and I, crossing to Brooklyn, journey-
ed to the house of Alf Waud, or rather Mrs
Jewell.       Saw Mrs Waud, looking much as
usual, though she complained of sickness and
said that her last-born  was a very feeble child.
The others looked rugged and ruddy enough.
Their mother talked of Alf, said it was a 
fine thing to be a man to go where you pleased,
that Alf liked it, that he had been back twice
and would probably come back again (surrepti-
tiously   unknown to the Harper s), that he had
learned to swear dreadfully (which she didn t
like it) that he was arbitrary, denouncing every
body and everything not of his own discovery
and endorsement.    When she was in Washington
she had offended him by expressing suprise at
his eulogizing  splendid fellows,  saying she was
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty-One: page twenty-two
Description:Describes a visit to Mrs. Alfred Waud in Brooklyn.
Date:1862-10-07
Subject:Children; Damoreau, Charles (Brown); Edwards, George; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Jewell, Mary (Waud); Jewell, Mrs.; Miller (engraver); Rivers, Prince; South Carolina Infantry Regiment, 1st (Union); Waud, Alfred; Women
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]; Brooklyn, [New York]; Hilton Head, [South Carolina]; Australia
Coverage (Street):Globe Hotel, Cherry Street
Scan Date:2010-10-18

 

Volume
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty-One
Description:Includes Gunn's descriptions of his experiences as a war correspondent for ""The New York Tribune"" at New Orleans, Louisiana, and Baton Rouge, Louisiana; boarding house living; a visit to the Rawlings family; a fight with Mr. Blankman at his boarding house; his journey on the North Star with the Banks expedition; the re-occupation of Baton Rouge by Union forces; a visit to a sugar plantation in Louisiana; and Fanny Fern's daughter Grace Thomson's death.
Subject:African Americans; Boardinghouses; Bohemians; Civil War; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Journalism; Military; Publishers and publishing; Transportation; Travel; Women
Coverage (City/State):New York, New York; New Orleans, Louisiana; Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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.