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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 10, page 11, November 16-18, 1858

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Identifier: DX03224224

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 10, page 11, November 16-18, 1858

Description: Describes a visit to Mrs. Celina Jewell, and mentions that Cornelia Sexton's husband, Francis Sexton, had been found ''guilty'' at his trial.


16. Tuesday. To 8th Street, East river, to get particulars about a newly-built steamboat for [Alfred] Waud. Wrote to him. Got a letter from [Edward] Heylyn. Has been sick again; travelling; is "doing nothing at present." Little [Frederick] Edge, it seems is travelling about with Paul Morphy, the chess phenomenon. I saw a letter from the former, reprinted from a London paper, in to-day's Herald. It was dated from a Parisian hotel. Edge knew Morphy here, and reported chess-playing for the Herald. He must be in his glory, just now. I fancy I see him on the Boulevards, arm in arm with the "Illustrious" American — the admired of admirers! Writing for the rest of the day.

17. Wednesday. Down town, to [Thomas W.] Strong's, Post & Pic offices. Writing to my mother [Naomi Butler Gunn] and Rosa [Gunn]. Called on Mrs [Celina] Jewell in the evening. The husband of the cousin whose accouchement she has been attending is dead, she and Selina [Jewell Maltravers] go to the funeral tomorrow. Mrs [Cornelia] Sexton’s husband [Francis Sexton]'s trial has resulted in a verdict of "guilty" — no sentence recorded as yet. Good for the scoundrel.

18. Thursday. Being "Thanksgiving day," had intended to go over to [James] Parton's, but feeling diarrheaish, stayed indoors. In the evening [Oliver] Hillard, [Henry] Hitchings and an artist of their acquaintance named Pope came up. Tods, talk and looking over pictures &c. Pope gave me a bit of information I was sorry to hear. Said he, "I was talking with a lady, some weeks ago, who told me, you had travelled with her husband [Oliver Kellam], Mr Gunn — a Mrs Kellam." Of course I remembered the name instantly and asked

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1858-11-16

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Steamboats
Thanksgiving Day


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