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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 12, page 191, May 2, 1860

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Identifier: DX02980917

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 12, page 191, May 2, 1860

Description: Regarding Alfred Waud's talk about his brother Will.

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Alf Waud's talk of his Brother [Will Waud].

[Dillon Ma]pother. Drawing initials for "Momus." Down-town in the afternoon, to Post Office &c. In the evening Alf Waud came. He has been on to Boston again; says the divorce business will require the hiring of two "witnesses" to perjure themselves, and half sulkily insisted that a divorce so procured would be legal! Mrs. [Nelly] Sexton lives in Boston still, Mrs. [Celina] Jewell temporarily with her daughter, Mrs. Lee, in Jersey city, whose husband Alf vilifies, saying that he treats his wife badly, that Mrs. J. declares him worse than her former husband [Charles Jewell]. The man is "down upon" his run away sister-in-law; says his wife shall never recognize her, hence Alf's antagonism. Will Waud at Charleston still, supposed to be sketching and taking it easy; characteristically indifferent to wife [Sarah Waud] and responsibilities. Alf went into some details about his brother's doings, representing them to the extreme degree as selfish. He borrowed money of Alf, yet never helped him when himself in prosperity, Alf and family had to live on $4 a week. Will was in receipt of letters from the girl he seduced in Sydenham, England, when he resided in New York and in Boston. She wrote affectionately, but as one not lot looking for any reparation. Fi-

coverage:New York, New York, Church Street

Rights: NoC-US

Place:

Dates: 1860-05-02

Type(s): Diary
Page

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

Subjects: Diaries
Artists

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