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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 8, page 58, September 3-6, 1856

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Identifier: DX03669773

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 8, page 58, September 3-6, 1856

Description: Mentions calling on Charles Jewell, who suggests that Alf Waud and his daughter, Mary, live together openly so that Albert Brainard can get a divorce from her.


separate. Wrote a Catskill article for the Tribune, letters to my mother [Naomi Butler Gunn] and to [William] Boutcher, with much miscellaneous matter. Each day to various newspaper offices, and other incidentals preliminary to starting for Kansas. Repeatedly to French's Hotel, endeavoring to see one Topliff recently from there. Meeting [Charles A.] Dana, however, at Thompsons I learnt that his report was ominous. Called twice on old [Charles] Jewell, in Greenwich Street, the first time seeing his mistress, a frowsy slattern, the second himself. A short, lightish haired, vulgarly well looking man, talking verbosity and ungrammatical self conceit. He professes esteem for [Alf] Waud, and advises that he and his daughter [Mary Brainard] live openly together, allowing [Albert] Brainard to get a divorce, and then effecting a union in another State. This affair has its comic side. Waud writes that "his wife" is now at Falks, where she arrived within half an hour of mine and [Jesse] Haney's departure. I've visited Mrs [Celina] Jewell with information. She purports joining her daughter for a day or two. Menelaus Brainard has left his maritime employment, and is now at the Novelty Works, East River. W. Waud works with his brother, at Boston. Sol [Eytinge] and Haney don't speak, the former being engaged, exclusively, drawing on wood for [Frank] Leslie. He is very quiet, and occasionally disappears for a day or so — presumably going into the country. Little [Frederick] Edge is reporting for the Herald, and talks successfully. I

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1856-09-06

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Divorce
Catskill Mountains (N.Y.)


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