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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 9, page 197, September 7-12, 1858

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Identifier: DX03572776

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 9, page 197, September 7-12, 1858

Description: Describes a visit to Frank Pounden and his wife in Brooklyn.


love-letters now. So he [William Leslie] plays cards and reads [William] Shakspere. He was really in earnest in his wish to love and be loved, and I think has shown better throughout the affair than the lady [Bella Farr]. Perhaps ‘tis a Nemesis for his treatment of little Miss [Nina] Brooks!

8. Wednesday. Phonography & writing. Out for half an hour before dinner, calling at [George] Arnolds’. Writing during the afternoon and till 9; then went to the Edwards’. [Jesse] Haney was there.

9. Thursday. Phonography; writing. Down town in the afternoon with an intention of going to [Wardle] Corbyn’s, Staten Island. Didn’t, but went over to Brooklyn with [Frank] Pounden. We encountered Pounden’s baby on the other side of the ferry in charge of the girl who lives in their house — a relative of Mrs P’s — who was going to see her sister off. Pounden was in great glory and showed pleasantly carrying his boy home. Altogether a genial evening. I had been moved by the bickerings of husband and wife to venture kindly remonstrances to either separately. Both acknowledged the justice of my remarks, and, I think, tried to restrain themselves. It was most perceptible in the woman.

10. Friday. To New York. Very head-achy all day. Wrote a very long letter to Hannah [Bennett].

11. Saturday. To Doctor’s & Post Office (Spring St.) Writing (Paul Gower) the rest of the day.

12. Sunday. Alf Waud appeared at breakfast-time. He has not yet returned to Wolfborough since his “wife [Mary Jewell Waud]’s” confinement, consequently does not know the child’s sex. After an hour in [Jesse] Haney’s room, accompanied him to

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1858-09-07

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Books and reading


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