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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 12, page 123, March 27-28, 1860

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Identifier: DX02914899

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 12, page 123, March 27-28, 1860

Description: Regarding Mary Waud's tales of her elopement with Alf Waud.



Alf [Waud]’s “wife” [Mary Jewell Waud] tattling about her Elopement.

dined with Mr. and Mrs. [Celina] Wall, at a rather stylish boarding house. Little Wall very hospitable. There’s been some kind of a row between Selina and her sister Nelly [Sexton], at Waud’s house in Boston, and Alf, in his usual moderate way, denominates the former “a fool.” I can’t see that either of the three sisters have any special advantage over the others in intellect, certainly not Alf’s choice. Will [Waud] told a suggestive anecdote of her [Mary Jewell Waud]. Having a sewing-machine, which Alf got, for drawing, she went to a place to be taught to use the instrument, and while there, related a highly-romantic account of her elopement with Alf, sinking all about the husband [Albert Brainard]! “I wondered how the Devil,” quoth Will, “so and so came to hear such stuff.” Of course it got round, through the cackling of the women, to Will’s wife [Sarah Waud]’s ears’ and to his. She knows Alf’s domestic relations, probably her papa also. Jolly state of things generally! Stayed till 9 with the Walls, then to [132] Bleecker St, and out again, at the over-the-way boarding-house subsequently.

28. Wednesday. Writing &c. Down-town in the afternoon, “Nic-nax,” “Courier” and Post Office. Evening to Bartows, where I found [Arthur] Ledger and stayed till 9, returning to a bath and [James] Morris’ company. I have remarked, of late,

coverage:New York, New York, Church Street

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1860-03-27

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Diaries


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