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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 8, page 218, August 12-22, 1857

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Identifier: DX03792411

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 8, page 218, August 12-22, 1857

Description: Describes a visit to Alf and Mary Waud in Boston.


his “engaging himself” to Miss [Mary Pauline] Cruise of Detroit.

About every where with Helmsmьller. To the other big hotels when “hopes” were in progress. Rambles on my own hook along the coast, to the “Hanging Rock,” “Spouting Rock,” ”Conrad’s Cave” &c, sometimes strolling all alone over the smooth and hardened sand, now clambering amid the rocks, and anon indulging in luxurious and solitary bathing. Back generally to 3 o’clock dinner, writing or looking at the promenaders subsequently, and to the “hops” or miscellaneous loafing at night. Introdued to no end of people. Champagne at dinner, and everything in good style. [Matthew] Brady has been to Boston and returned, has seen Alf Waud and says he expects me.

22. Saturday. By the little steamer Perry to Providence which looked very bright and pretty in the sunny afternoon. Thence by cars to Boston arriving at 6, Alf and “Mrs [Mary] Waud” meeting me at the depot. He well, as usual, she very fair and plump. Through the torturous narrow streets to their boarding house — one to which they have just moved, leaving their child [Mary Gertrude Waud] out at nurse in Charlestown. This is preparation for an intended journey west, to Kentucky or Indiana, where she will sue for a divorce from [Albert] Brainard, upon obtaining which Waud will be married to her. The project has been talked of for the last two years. Waud came on to New York during my absence up the Hudson, to see [Henry] Hart about

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1857-08-21

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Divorce


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