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Mr Charles.   Says the paper don t pay, he s losing 
money by t.   Wants to know whether I can t
give more than 9 cuts for $16 per week.  Cer-
tainly Not.            Returned, drew on wood
till evening.   Then to the Washington Baths
with Waud and a little dentist, step-son
to the old Englishman, Conway, whom Waud
hoaxed so cruelly about Lantern Contributions,
some months back .  But stepson did nt know
it of course.             After our bath, Waud
and I to Beekman Street, where I supped, and
he left me, to return to his Brooklyn lodging.
Next morning he was to attend tryst to fight
a duel with some fellow he had fought with.
It turned out a humbug.  Waud was sold, as
the fellow did nt show up.
  22. Tuesday.  Down town with Lantern 
drawings.     Calls, could not see Mathews
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Four: page one hundred and forty-five
Description:Mentions Alfred Waud's planned duel that ended when the other man did not come.
Subject:Charles; Conway; Duels; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Lantern.; Mathews, Cornelius; New York reveille.; Waud, Alfred
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]; Brooklyn, [New York]
Coverage (Street):Beekman Street
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.