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of Historee Burlesques for the Lantern.  Back
and drawing during the Evening, I think for
the Reveille. 
  16.  Friday.  Down town with Reveille
drawing &c.       Back, and at work all day
commencing Outline Burlesque of  Columbus and
his followers landing on Cat Island.       At about
seven there came a tapping at the door, whereon
I anticipating some feminine nuisance eager to antici-
pate fifty cents or a dollar of board money, shouted 
 come in!      And in came   Alf Waud!
He had some weeks back set off to walk hither
from Boston, in mid-winter, had experienced
all sorts of difficulties on the route, done
a little in the hungry way, chiselled an hotel-
keeper of a nights-lodging, and provant for the
day;  been attacked by and killed a big dog
in the snow,  and finally halted at Spring-
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Four: page thirteen
Description:Mentions Alf Waud's return to New York, and describes his adventures along the way.
Date:1852-01-15
Subject:Boardinghouses; Dogs; Drawing; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Waud, Alfred; Winter; Women
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]; Boston, [Massachusetts]
Scan Date:2011-02-02

 

Volume
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Four
Description:Includes descriptions of looking for drawing and writing work among New York publishers, boarding house living, visits to Mrs. Kidder and her daughter Lotty, the start of the ''Lantern'' publication and joining the ''Lantern Club,'' attending a ball on Governors Island, attending a lecture by E. H. Chapin, visits to Staten Island, and a visit to Niagara Falls.
Subject:Boardinghouses; Books and reading; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Military; Publishers and publishing; Theater; Travel; Women
Coverage (City/State):New York, New York; Niagara, 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 2011 Missouri History Museum.
Source:Page images, transcriptions, and metadata of the Thomas Butler Gunn diaries have been provided by the Missouri History Museum.