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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 10, page 62, December 27-28, 1858

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Identifier: DX03250772

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 10, page 62, December 27-28, 1858

Description: Describes a letter received from William Boutcher.


some night, by the substitution of another for the last letter. Will [Waud]'s "little wife [Sarah Candee Waud] is sick and he works much harder" — so far matrimony has done him good. Alf [Waud] is keeping house, has four rooms, is comfortable, and talks of his Christmas dinner to which Hayes and two others are bidden. Charley Wright is working for "B'lu" and Alf wants to know for what devillry he left New York — I don't know, and only now recollect his existence. Finished [Oliver Wendell] Holmes article, then off to 17th street. Park Benjamin just starting off to lecture in Jersey, looked over the stairs, in his shirt-sleeves, being packing up. Seemed very jolly and hearty. Returned to dinner and work. Went to [Oliver] Hillard's in the evening and had a pleasant smoke and talk with Oliver and [Henry] Hitchings. I'm disposed to like the latter very much. He is kindly, quiet and has real genius in landscape-painting. Stayed till near midnight.

28. Tuesday. A letter from [William] Boutcher. Hasn't much to tell of his "monotonous" existence. Says that the woman he and Ned [Gunn] rescued from the Thames, on her precipating herself therein, on the occasion of the departure of the Wenham which first brought me to this country, has turned up. She was sister to the girl Dick Gunn philandered with, and boasted the title of Baroness d'Ebro. Boutcher had some acquaintance with her, subsequent to our departure. I believe her husband, a questionable Spainard was in the Kings Bench. Well: she (writes Boutcher) grows fat, is approaching forty, talks as of old "groundly," has got married again and "desires

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1858-12-27

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Artists


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