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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 9, page 54, January 10-13, 1858

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Identifier: DX03446298

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 9, page 54, January 10-13, 1858

Description: Describes a letter received from Alfred Waud.

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[Jesse] Haney's room playing chess. His [Frank Pounden's] father was there too, and both father and son were a little affected by liquor. After dinner Haney went off to [James] Parton’s, I accompanying the Poundens — all the family — to the house of a friend, where I stayed till 7, then leaving them for Parton's. Found Haneys, [Edward] Wells and Ulric, the little German teacher, there. Parton away, visiting his mother in Jersey. The evening passed in reading aloud [Charles] Dicken's Christmas Story "The Perils of Certain English Prisoners &c," Haney and I taking turns at it. Stayed all night.

11. Monday. "Fanny [Fern]" telling capital stories over the breakfast table, which she ought to write out under the title of "School-days of an Incorigible girl." A wet walk to New York. In doors all the rest of the day.

12. Tuesday. Met [Frank] Bellew in Broadway. With him behind the scenes and on the stage at Niblo's. Writing, with labor the rest of the day. Incidentally talking with [Frank] Cahill, I've found out that [George] Arnold knows Lizzie Petit — has made love to her. He telegraphed admiration to her window by fingers alphabet, she met him in Union Square &c. Just the fast young lady I supposed. He — Arnold — had told Cahill the circumstances, suppressing the surname.

13. Wednesday. In doors till the afternoon, when I went to Greene St to deliver a letter received from Alf Waud enclosed in one to myself. He writes thus of [John] Watson, the long, lank, vulturous engraver, now in Boston. "He (Watson) boasts that if Allie [Vernon] knew he had money, and he was to try it on, she would leave Sol [Eytinge] immediately for him. He gives her credit for mercenary feeling &c swears that she threw herself in his way, that he

Rights: NoC-US

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Dates: 1858-01-10

Type(s): Diary
Page

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

Subjects: Authors
Women
Courtship
Books and reading
Diaries

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