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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 7, page 49, April 9-10, 1855

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Identifier: DX03844836

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 7, page 49, April 9-10, 1855

Description: Describes a letter received from Alf Waud in New York.

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company with Ned [Gunn] in the afternoon, there tea-ing, and subsequently seeing Ned into cab, he being off for Hampshire again. I continued at Sam [Gunn]’s for the remainder of the evening. He went to Lewes on Good Friday, and saw [Stephen] Tanner, who’s revolt against paternal despotism has been highly successful. His father at first received him sullenly, then worked himself into a fury, his son intimated his grievances and resolve that they should end. Next day he packed up. Irate governor having considered that he couldn’t carry on business without Tanner came to terms, agreed to double his sons pay, and shorten each days labour for two hours. Well done Tanner! / Had a letter from Alf Waud to day. [A.F.] Banks is in a Mercantile Insurance Office, and addicting himself to beer and tobacco; [Alfred] Swinton about to turn farmer; [Charles] Damoreau’s wife [Beatrice Damoreau] has sent him to New York, to work for [Frank] Leslie, she remaining at Rhinebeck. The Irishman they employed robbed ‘em, and was imprisoned, and a compatriot of his entering the house when “Madame” was alone, intimated his intention of avenging the injury, whereupon she, producing a gun, leveled and cocked it, and paddy ran off. B “Chawles,” writes Alf “used the incident with his usual policy, telling a lie on the strength of it, — that it caused his wife a miscarriage, I being morally certain that there was no occasion for one.” “He grows smaller every day, and boards at Dob’s [Elizabeth Dobson’s].” Alf’s cut Yatman, and Banks cut [Jesse] Haney (or rather vice versa.) A proposal of N Orr’s to get up a Catskill Guide book. /

10. Tuesday. To Wilkin’s, at Kennington, and with him to the residence of his father and mother, Chapham. His wife was there. The old couple were very kindly folk. I used to visit them in my school days, under the shadow of the big reservoir in the New Road.

Rights: NoC-US

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Dates: 1855-04-09

Type(s): Diary
Page

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

Subjects: Miscarriage
Women
Crime
Diaries
Irish

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