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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 9, page 10, October 3-6, 1857

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Identifier: DX03409873

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 9, page 10, October 3-6, 1857

Description: Mentions attending a ''free thinkers'' meeting in the Bowery, and a letter from Alf Waud regarding his wife's illness.

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3. Saturday. Selina Jewell called. She came yesterday, at sunset, when I informed her of her sister [Mary Waud]’s illness, and gave her Alf [Waud]’s letters, to shew her mother [Celina Jewell]. This morning she called to say that Mrs J had set off for Boston. All right. / Down town twice, morning and afternoon. Got paid $10 by F. Leslie for cuts. Met [Thomas] Picton in the afternoon. All the talk of bank suspensions. A crisis. In the evening to Edwards [745 Broadway], with opera tickets, which Rosenburg gave me.

4. Sunday. Drawing all the morning. To a “free thinkers” meeting in the Bowery in the afternoon, with [Frank] Cahill and [Jesse] Haney. Tousey presided. A stupid business. Evening writing. A letter to Dick Bolton, among other matters.

5. Monday. Another letter from Alf Waud, written before Mrs Jewell’s arrival. His “wife” is getting better. Will [Waud] is sick — “wears no flannel and takes no exercise. Drawing, sketches to take to Harpers. Down town, Pic Office, returned, did drawing on wood for Pic, by dinner time. Then drawing on till midnight — sketches for Harpers.

6. Tuesday. Talking with Mrs Andreotti —or as I suppose I should now write, Miss Church, for she is divorced — learnt some new details of the proceedings of her scoundrel husband. A lady of her acquaintance, in Kentucky whom he seduced has committed suicide. It is conjectured that Andreotti has gone to join a brother in South America. To Harpers, [John] Bonner not in.

Rights: NoC-US

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Dates: 1857-10-03

Type(s): Diary
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Maker/Creator: Gunn, Thomas Butler, 1826-1903

Subjects: Diaries
Suicide
Divorce

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