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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 1, page 177, October 5-6, 1850

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Identifier: DX09656473

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 1, page 177, October 5-6, 1850

Description: Mentions a confrontation with Boyd and a talk with Alfred Waud about his brother Will and ''Young England.''


there to abide for some six weeks or so. Found them [Henry Hart and Dillon Mapother] in at Patons, with Mr [Joseph] Richardson and the Catholic priest. Talk for a season. Then a young fellow coming up demanded speech with me. It was Boyd the Engraver and “Artist (!)” and the matter was, — He had been requested to make a sketch for the Ned Buntlinean title; which he had done. And lately had heard that I had, also; whereupon he fancied that his drawing was to be used sans payment! Explained matters to him pretty stiffly, not over-pleased that any one should chose to arrogate to himself the notion that I’d do, or needed to do so dirty an action. He professed himself satisfied. Returned “home” tired out and weary hearted. Charley [Brown] leaveth on Saturday next. His brothers the eldest about to wed, and the house to be jointly occupied by the three. Dull enough. He’s a fine fellow, though egotistic. Why don’t I hear from [William] Barth, and from M [Mary Bilton]?

6. Sunday. Joe [Greatbatch] and Mr Hart calling, went together to the Church I attended with Charley last Sunday. Afterwards a walk about Washington Square, and then returning, parted with Joe on Canal, and Mr Hart on Hudson. After dinner writing. [Alfred] Waud called at about 4. Inklings of his life and adventures; also of his brother’s career at Danthorne’s, forming a characteristic picture of Young England and the rising generation. How “the governer” could manage none of them, and that not a cool word had passed between father and son for a year or more. How Danthorn’s pupils behaved, having detain-

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1850-10-05

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Diaries


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