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Hall, trying to find a young
squirt who had wasted an hour and
a half of my time yesterday in over-
hauling old Picayune wood cuts, 
of which he selected $50 worth  
and never appeared afterwards   
or at the Tribune office.        Alf
had shown at Harper s, and was
going to return to-morrow, Saturday
morning, which he, no doubt ac-
complished.   Hayes describes him
as very rugged, rough and hearty,
and withal a better partisan of Mc
Clellan, still,   which humbug
is now at a pretty wholesome dis-
count in the North.       (In any other
country but the late U. S. he would
have been most deservedly shot, for
his palpable disinclination towards dama-
ging the rebels.)              I saw 
Gaylor going up Broadway one after-
noon and he held me company for
five minutes.   He looks big as
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty-Two: page one hundred and sixty-two
Description:Regarding Hayes' comments about Alf Waud.
Subject:Civil War; Gayler, Charles; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hall (artist); Hayes (engraver); McClellan, George B.; Waud, Alfred
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):Broadway
Scan Date:2011-01-03


Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty-Two
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, as well as his preparations in New York for going back to England.
Subject:Boardinghouses; Civil War; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Journalism; Military; 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 2011 Missouri History Museum.
Source:Page images, transcriptions, and metadata of the Thomas Butler Gunn diaries have been provided by the Missouri History Museum.