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be, by the world s buffets, working on still; talks not
much above the every day affairs of life.   She, wisest
perhaps in loving and looking up to her husband, and that s
all.      They have three rooms, yet it is a home.      And
when I go there  I know theyre glad to see me,
and some little ray of holy home light shines down into my
heart from it.        Tis no barrack, or inn where all can
come, say their say, laugh, talk, praise and be praised,
then depart, and straightway be forgotten.      /               I
like Waud for the Truth there is in him.    It is a very
hard article, unsweetened by phrase or profession of liking,
but truth and Sincerity it is.    He lies  in nothing, [word crossed out]
[words crossed out] bating no jot for aught living.   Charley
Brown or M. Fran ois Damoreau, will go on with his appro-
bative selfishness through life, expecting sympathy & liking
as due to him, without return.  Waud don t ask it, nor
affects to give it.   He may be rude, defiant, blunt-speaking
but he s True.
  26.  Tuesday.    Drawing.   Down town calls &c.
  27.  Wednesday.  Down town early.   Called at Welden s.
To room & drawing.  Dined, then down town.  Returning
found a scrap of information on the door from Welden, intima-
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Five: page one hundred and eighty-nine
Description:Comments on Alfred Waud's truthfulness.
Subject:Damoreau, Charles (Brown); Greatbatch, Joseph; Greatbatch, Mary Anne; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Waud, Alfred; Welden, Charles
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
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.