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that you almost love.    Activity, jumpings about and
practical mischeif like to a boys.        And withal a hard
way of talking of character and individual,   no self
cheating as to such.     And a resolve to un-sentimentalize
about anything.   That s Alf Waud as I see him now,
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If I can forget him, here s his portrait to look at.
  4.   Friday.     Drawing some litte & writing.   Bell-
man the wood-pecker came.       Down town with Waud;
parted,   I to Lantern Office, on bootless errand, a call
in at the Picayune Office, then to dinner by 4 at Sweeny s.
to Royal s after, gave boys tickets to theatre; then
to room and drawing.     Did one complete, then reading
and writing awhile.      Tis now nigh 11, so to bed.
  5.  Saturday.   Drawing till 2, dined, then drawing
again.    Down town, Waud walking with me.   To Picayune
Office; Price & Carroll there.    Neagle s book store, looking
over early etchings of George Cruikshank &c.   Dreary, muddy
progression to room again,      At 8 came Brown and Brightly,
an hour s talking, then out with them, to Billiard
Rooms in search of Waud,  and found him there.
Brown & Brightly played.    Anon all out, and they to
the Ten-pin alley at  Gothic Hall , where I rejoined
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Five: page one hundred and fifty
Description:Describes his friend Alfred Waud in detail.
Subject:Bellman; Billiards; Brightly; Carroll; Damoreau, Charles (Brown); Drawing; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Nagle, James P. (Watt); Price; Royal, Frank; Waud, Alfred
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):Gothic Hall
Scan Date:2011-02-07


Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Five
Description:Includes descriptions of Gunn looking for drawing and writing work among New York publishers, witnessing a fire at a chocolate factory, attending a religious camp meeting, his friendship with Lotty Whytal, the 1852 presidential election, a visit to Niagara Falls in the winter, a visit to Toronto, Canada, and the Crystal Palace in New York.
Subject:Gunn, Thomas Butler; Railroad; Publishers and publishing; Religion; Travel; Women
Coverage (City/State):New York, New York; Niagara, New York; Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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.