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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 13, page 103, July 13-14, 1860

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Identifier: DX02722021

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 13, page 103, July 13-14, 1860

Description: Describes a visit to Alf Waud at the office of the New York Illustrated News.



At the “Illustrated News” Office.

woman [Mary Anne Chinner] wouldn’t have proved a notable wife for Ned [Gunn] after all! A shrew has her uses. But she’d have been an intolerable sister-in-law. Its queer to observe that honest Sam [Gunn]’s boy wooing and wedding, in opposition to all common-sense and discretion, leading to a bread-and-butter shop-keeping-paradise, has proved the most succesful [sic] of my brother’s courtships. Does Providence keep on special look out for the innocents, I wonder!

14. Saturday. Wasting the good wholesome forenoon in attempts to see people down town, principally [John] Bonner at Harper’s. Called at the Illustrated News Office and found Alf Waud and Sol Eytinge doing muscular club practice in their office, a sort of artistic aquarium, being glass-walled. Sol and others went off to Crook and Duff’s and Alf and I presently did the same, after he had shown me some of his Japanese Washington sketches and some recently-received from little Tommy Nast, at Palermo, on [Giuseppe] Garibaldi revolution subjects. Alf was objurgatory, as usual. I left him with [Jesse] Haney, on the steps of the Nassau Bank, telling [A.F.] Banks who happened past that he was “an ugly man.” Uptown. Looking into [N.G.] Shepherd’s room, on going up stairs after dinner, there was [Fitz James] O’Brien,

coverage:New York, New York, Church Street

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1860-07-13

Type(s): Diary

Maker/Creator: Gunn, Thomas Butler, 1826-1903

Subjects: Diaries


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