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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 9, page 55, January 13-14, 1858

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Identifier: DX03447128

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 9, page 55, January 13-14, 1858

Description: Describes a letter received from Alfred Waud.

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supplied her [Allie Vernon] with money in considerable sums, employed her sister Joe [Josephine Winship] x x paid $12 a week for Allie's board for some time before x x and that at that time she told him [John Watson] he need not have waited so long for her favors, intimating x x Finally he had to choose between her and his wife, so gave her up, upon which she sent to her husband [Lemuel Covell] an account of the affair, and he called on Watson for evidence to get a divorce from her, which he was obliged to give. W. declares it’s all nonsense about his ill-using her, that he was quite fascinated by her &c." Elsewhere [Alfred] Waud adds, good naturedly, and with a charming obliviousness of his own position, "It's satisfactory to hear of Sols [Sol Eytinge's] difficulties and domestic disarrangements — it serves him right. Sol's considerable of an oyster but he wont put up with "Allie dear" always.” For individual news, the baby [Mary Gertrude Waud]'s sick and Will [Waud]'s in debt. Scarcely necessary to mention the last item. And "D__n her [Mary Jewell Waud] oh! goes about making everbody miserable by a great parade of blue devils."

The "boy" Rawson Gill is boarding in this house again — loafing as usual. He's twenty. I had his brother Gladdy [Adolphus Gouverneur] come up to see me yesterday morning. He let out some delightfully characteristic illustratives of his mother [Elizabeth Gouverneur]'s meanness. How she had tried to get a shilling from him, which Rawson had given. How she hadn't kept her word about giving him the shilling, promised in my presence "for my sake!!!" I had chaffed her into a gush of verbal generosity — and took Miss [Lizzie] Petit to witness that the boy was to have his shilling!

[Frank] Bellew has effected a miracle. Got $20 from Frank Leslie, in advance — for matter to be furnished!

14. Thursday. Down town. To Mason's, to get account of how the book sold. Handed Lowell Mason the agreement pointing to pana paragraph, using as few words as was

Rights: NoC-US

Place: United States
New York

Dates: 1858-01-13

Type(s): Diary
Page

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

Subjects: Artists
Courtship
Boardinghouses
19th century
Divorce
Diaries
Publishers and publishing
Women

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