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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 8, page 219, August 22-23, 1857

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Identifier: DX03793282

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 8, page 219, August 22-23, 1857

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

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this affair, [Henry] Hart promising to write to him [Alfred Waud] when their presence will be required. The boarding-house, a minutes’ walk from Washington Street, was kept by a chatty Englishwoman who had lived some years in Australia and intended returning to it. The Wauds had the second floor back, I being inducted into the front one, a closet for washing dividing us. We supped in the basement, immediately on my arrival, with some three or four boarders, and then ascended to Alf’s room. He spake of various matters. How Falk (of Palenville) had written to him offering to waive payment of what was due if Waud would make him a sketch of his farm; he Falk thinking it might and his project of selling it. Alf says he shan’t pay anything, or do anything. Will [Waud], he says, loafs as usual, goes to Boston environs, has female acquaintances, and drives about in buggys with a small girl who wears her hair pulled back. We talked for an hour or two, not being particularly lively, and then, at Alf’s suggestion went out for an oyster stew, returning while it rained heavily.

23. Sunday. With Alf to another boarding-house and called on Hayes; and then to a third for Will. He being out of town, at some adjacent watering place or suburban resort, all three strolled out, took a drink in the insidious-Bostonian-round-the-corner-fashion, went to the Common (which really is something to believe in now) and then to a Bath,

Rights: NoC-US

Place: United States
New York

Dates: 1857-08-22

Type(s): Diary
Page

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

Subjects: Diaries
Travel
Boardinghouses
19th century

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