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Alf was settling up with the latter for an enormous quantity of
drawings on wood he had brought in, having devoted the last
three or four days unceasingly to it.     Levison was saying that
he d filled every G   d   drawer in the place, and couldn t
he bring a few more, and stow  em away in the garret.     Alf was
flushed with a sort of subdued triumph about it.   Haney sat
over account books, making out payments; Eyting and Will Waud
conversed together; and I seemed strangish among  em.   Levison
supposes Waud to be off for England.   Turned out with Alf,
accompanied him while he called at Robert s and elsewhere,
then took a fragmentary meal, (I have no appetite now, and am
ever present neurologic-like pain the the forehead,) which and to Brady s
down and up-town Daguerrian rooms, Waud being desirous of
acceeding to his  wife  s request for his daguerreotype before the 
proposed removal of moustache and whiskers.   At the latter it was
procured, I having a talk with young Brady, and also sitting
in the studio formerly occupied by Stone, now tenanted by
Brown.   Met Parton momentarily, just before parting with Alf,
near my door.     Throughout the whole time, Waud had been 
entirely, and engrossingly occupied with his own plans, expectations
and doings.   He had no spare word of sympathy or liking for me.
I believe there was an under current of boastfulness about the $30
or so he d got from Levison, part of which, his debts paid, (or
some of  em,) will take him, and  wife  onto Boston.   Therefore
 twas necessary to work and acquire  em.     He was coarsish in talk,
and pronounced the photograph of himself to be  J    C    after
he d been on a bust, and had his hair cut! and a boy at
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Seven: page one hundred and fifty-seven
Description:Describes going with Alf Waud to Brady's to get Waud's daguerreotype taken.
Subject:Brady, Matthew; Brown (lithographer); Eytinge, Solomon; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Jewell, Mary (Waud); Levison, William; New York picayune.; Parton, James; Publishers and publishing; Waud, Alfred; Waud, William
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Scan Date:2011-02-02


Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Seven
Description:Includes an account of his family history and descriptions of his visits with family and friends in England, witnessing a procession for Louis Napoleon in London, traveling in Paris with his brothers Charley and Edwin, his friend Harry Price's mental illness, his journey across the Atlantic to New York on the ship Washington, the marriage of Fanny Fern and James Parton, meetings of the Ornithoryncus Club in New York, and Alfred Waud's elopement with Mary Brainard.
Subject:Bohemians; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Marriage; Mental illness; Publishers and publishing; Travel; Women
Coverage (City/State):London, England; Paris, France; New York, 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.