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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.

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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

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Dates: 1858-11-16

Type(s): Diary
Page

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

Subjects: Steamboats
Chess
Thanksgiving Day
Holidays
Diaries

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