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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 8, page 222, August 24, 1857

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Identifier: DX03795895

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 8, page 222, August 24, 1857

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

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[Charles] Damoreau every way, says he’s a sneak, that he [Alfred Waud] “never did believe in him,” that he knows he’s perfectly selfish in all his motives and actions, that his wife [Beatrice Damoreau] rules him, that if he takes a holidy he shams coming to the Office &c. Also he declares that “Madame” is no better than she should be, that she was “known” to have intrigues with half a dozen men before her marriage. Damoreau, he says, he’ll lick if he can find an opportunity (of fastening a quarrel on him.) Not a fair thing, I think, as he’s Charley’s superior, physically. (Charley gave me a very friendly reception. He has a pupil — whose father, Waud says, he swindled out of a $100 premium — and a draughtsman — whom, Alf says, he brought into the building to damage him — works in his room. Charley talked of “Madame,” not enthusiastically — I thought with an air of endurance — and pronounced his child “the most fractious of infants.” And then he fell to discoursing of my book. Will Waud summoned me away, to return to dinner. With Alf, his “wife [Mary Waud]” and Hayes to Mount Auburn in the afternoon, and thence to Fresh Pond, a pretty spot where boats are kept for fishing purposes. After a “cobbler” in the adjoining hostel we adjourned to the pond side. A dog barked at us, and presently approached Alf again, as we stood on the landing place, Hayes having rowed “Mrs Waud” out some distance on the pond. Alf pushed the dog into the water with his foot. The animal swam about under the piles and was in some dan-

Rights: NoC-US

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Dates: 1857-08-24

Type(s): Diary
Page

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

Subjects: Dogs
Diaries
Travel
Marriage
Babies

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