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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 8, page 44, August 23-25, 1856

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Identifier: DX03510509

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 8, page 44, August 23-25, 1856

Description: Mentions Will Waud's intent to move to Boston to earn money to return to England.

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He [Sol Eytinge] has, also, some outstanding squabble with [Jesse] Haney about money — I suppose some loan business. Is working for Frank Leslie, when here, the office in Nassau Street being apparently abandoned. W. W. [William Waud] told me he owed some $80 or so, ere his departure for Boston. I question if he won’t be back in New York, failing to make $ enough to return to England. After a home silence of over six months he got a letter from his mother [Mary Fitzjohn Waud], intimating severe sickness on the part of his father [Alfred Waud, Sr.] as the reason for cessation of correspondence — if reason it can be called.

24. Sunday. In doors till evening doing chores all the hot, quiet, day. Called at Edwards at 10, and learnt that the old gentleman [George Edwards], his son George & wife intend joining the family at the Catskills on Wednesday — which message I am deputed to deliver to them.

25. Monday. Up betimes, a hasty breakfast, and then, with Haney through the cool, fresh morning streets to the foot of Spring, where lay the Glen-Cove, her presence being intimated by the performance of the Calliope. It is steam-music of recent Yankee invention, consisting of a number of variously-sized pipes closed by valves which are lifted by playing on keys, (like a piano,) when the vapor emerging produces a time. 'Tis very loud, and, I should say, more agreable to passengers on other boats than these in its immediate viciniity. It resembles a grave, yet blatant spasmodic organ

Rights: NoC-US

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Dates: 1856-08-23

Type(s): Diary
Page

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

Subjects: Steamboats
Travel
Music
Diaries

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