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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 9, page 189, August 27-29, 1858

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Identifier: DX03566018

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 9, page 189, August 27-29, 1858

Description: Mentions that Celina Jewell has married a Mr. Maltravers.

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he [Fred Anderson] was doing nothing particular just now, had been keeping books. “Pelly” [Pelham Anderson] was in North Carolina. He has left the old man [Charles F. Anderson] too. He (Fred) knew nothing about him, hadn’t seen him for three — six — years. The old man was no kind of a man to get along with — if he’d had any common sense &c. I asked if he’d tried to remain with his father. “Well, not much!” said he with a bad, Irish laugh — one coming from a corrupt and selfish heart. Then he began to talk about my book which he’d read, and presently crossed Broadway and took himself off. The last time I met him — a year or more ago — he wanted my address. I gave him a wrong number. He didn’t ask this time. In my room during the evening. Ill and lonely.

28. Saturday. Down town to [Frank] Leslie’s &c. Met Oscanyan near the Post Office. He didn’t wear his fez, had shaved off his moustache, had a bristly beard of three days growth and looked generally shabby and dilapidated. Said he was in want of something to do. Decidedly un-oriented circumstances for a Turk to be encountered under, in a drizzling shower of rain, in a Yankee metropolis. Return. To Doctor in the afternoon. Reading &c at night. “Doesticks” [Mortimer Thomson] up for a minute or two.

29. Sunday. In doors till evening, then called on the Jewells. Selina [Jewell] is married. It occurred last week at Philadelphia, where she and her mother [Mrs. Celina Jewell] have been. Her husband, a Mr Maltravers, is on his way to New Orleans, intending to return in a month, and in November she and her mother will go down south with him, there to remain till spring. I said something on the

Rights: NoC-US

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Dates: 1858-08-27

Type(s): Diary
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Maker/Creator: Gunn, Thomas Butler, 1826-1903

Subjects: Diaries

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