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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 10, page 234, May 16-19, 1859

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Identifier: DX03383503

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 10, page 234, May 16-19, 1859

Description: Describes a letter received from Alf Waud, mentioning his wife Mary being away in the country.


apropos of her [Sally Edwards'] birthday (yester to-day.) Met [Charles E.] Wilbour and a Mr Burley there. Not the come-outer Burleigh with the beard, though this man wore one, as also his ruddy hair in ringlets. Tired and not very well, day sunny but cold, felt achey. Piano playing in our boarding-house parlor after tea and some singing, latter indifferent. There half an hour then to my room, scribbling and now to [phonography]. Would that I knew it!

17. Tuesday. Chores, and Chas. Reade. [Jesse] Haney up, just returned. Down town in the afternoon to Post, Nic-nax & Pic Offices. Evening in doors. Day wet at the commencement, dull in the close. Not well and tired. Haney had been up again during my down town raid.

18. Wednesday. [Phonography] for the most part of the forenoon. Writing, reading up &c for "Century" article till midnight. Day drizzly at commencement, rainy sans intermission all the rest.

19. Thursday. [Phonography] till 1. Out to get papers, left book at Edwards', to Mrs [Celina] Jewells, there to see letter from Alf Waud. Writes despondently, "Mary [Jewell]" away from him in the country, he not possessing money enough to join her and generally hard-up. Says he's bent on going west this summer to accomplish the divorce [of Mary from Albert Brainard] "if he has to rob somebody" to obtain the means; that then if things don't mend he'll shoot himself. $16 per week are needed for his and her maintainance

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1859-05-16

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Divorce


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