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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 5, page 150, February 3-5, 1853

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Identifier: DX01247137

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 5, page 150, February 3-5, 1853

Description: Describes Alfred Waud in detail.


that you almost love. Activity, jumpings about and practical mischief [mischief] like to a boys. And withal a hard way of talking of character and individual, — no self cheating as to such. And a resolve to un-sentimentalize about anything. That’s Alf Waud as I see him now, [words crossed out] If I can forget him, here’s his portrait to look at.

4. Friday. Drawing some litte [little] & writing. Bellman the wood-pecker came. Down town with [Alfred] Waud; parted, I to Lantern Office, on bootless errand, a call in at the Picayune Office, then to dinner by 4 at Sweeny’s. to [Frank] Royal’s after, gave boys tickets to theatre; then to room and drawing. Did one complete, then reading and writing awhile. ‘Tis now nigh 11, so to bed.

5. Saturday. Drawing till 2, dined, then drawing again. Down town, Waud walking with me. To Picayune Office; Price & Carroll there. [James P.] Neagle’s book store, looking over early etchings of George Cruikshank &c. Dreary, muddy progression to room again, At 8 came [Charles] Brown and [Joseph H.] Brightly, an hour’s talking, then out with them, to Billiard Rooms in search of Waud, and found him there. Brown & Brightly played. Anon all out, and they to the Ten-pin alley at “Gothic Hall,” where I rejoined

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1853-02-03

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Billiards


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