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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 7, page 221, April 1-12, 1856

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Identifier: DX04005166

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 7, page 221, April 1-12, 1856

Description: Describes a visit to the Jewell family on Merton Street at Alf Waud's request.


a page or two would be well bestowed upon had I the time to write 'em. He [Frederick Edge] and little cockney cub [Frederick] Watson spent some two months or so, sleeping in timber yards, desperately hard up, and Watson almost despairing. Little Edge told me lots of stories anent it, how they fished, caught an eel, and bartered it at cook-shop for grub, how he pawned his coat, how they held arguments on all sorts of things, with much more. He's the slimmest, frailest, weakest little spectacled creature you ever saw. He lives with a French modiste a la Paris. I drop in at the Waverly as wont, and am fast friends with Fanny Fern's two daughters [Grace and Ellen Elredge]. They have unlimited China dolls, furniture &c. We talk and cut jokes. Col [Hugh] Forbes gave me a call once. [A.F.] Banks don’t come of course. Wurzbach's been up once or twice.

12. Saturday. Letters from [Alfred] Waud, [Charles] Damoreau, and [William] Barth. The former containing a commission. which after going down town I set about. Calling at one Johnstone’s, a tailor, in West Broadway for the address of Mrs [Celina] Jewell, I then went to her residence, Merton Street, — not ten minutes walk from my present one. Going up stairs I encountered two young ladies [Celina and Cornelia Jewell], the one a dark, and the other a bright (ahem!) haired one, and could percieve a little flutter of surprise on my appearance.

(As it subsequently appeared they took me for Alf’s brother [William Waud].) I asked to see their mother, and after cal-

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1856-04-11

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Diaries


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