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at Lockington s, (where Waud was, but he went out
on my coming in,) then Excelsior and supper, and
from thence with aching teeth, head, and body back
up my 6 steps to my own solitary room, and
melancholic fancies.
            I don t regret Waud, for he s wrong, and must
have a hard, uncaring nature to persist in t.   But
it would do me good now to have a talk with George
Bolton or Boutcher.        There s a jar and clatter
of carriages ceaseless clamoring down Broadway, and
the rain is falling downwards   And I m all
alone.        I wonder where she is   now, and whether
I shall ever see her again in this World?
  15.  Thursday.   Having lain awake the greater
part of the night, troubled with a raging tooth,
picturing the detail of the mornings extraction, I
set off through the pitiless plashing rain, breakfasted
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Four: page eighty-seven
Description:Comments on Alf Waud, and wonders if he will ever see Mary Bilton again.
Subject:Bilton, Mary; Bolton, George; Boutcher, William; Dentists; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Lockington; Waud, Alfred
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):Broadway
Scan Date:2011-02-07


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.