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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 8, page 77, September 24-27, 1856

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Identifier: DX03686065

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 8, page 77, September 24-27, 1856

Description: Mentions the arrival of Hayes from England.

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24. Wednesday. Drawing till 1, then down town. Picayune Office, Wells & Webb, [Thomas] Strong's &c. Met my old pupil Morse. Returning through Greene St was summoned to enter by Selina Jewell. Her mother [Celina Jewell] and sister [Cornelia Sexton] returned from the Catskills on Monday. I saw the latter, and till now had no idea that red hair in a woman could look so attractive. Mrs Sexton had her hair loose, being arranging it, and it resembled ripply, burnished, silky gold and was downright beautiful. Her face however though fairish isn’t handsome. Selina's dark haired and well looking, but thin and affected. Talk about "Mrs Hill [Mary Brainard]." The servant who accompanied her from Boston knows the secret — and has a husband whom she ran away from — also to another man. Mountain House closed. / Drawing till late. A ramble at 11, for contrast & then to bed.

25. Thursday. Down town, and drawing. Hayes called, having just arrived from England. A fellow voyager with him. [Frank] Bellew up.

26. Friday. Down town & drawing. Illish during the last four days — brain worry.

27. Saturday. A letter from Mr [Joseph] Greatbatch. All well. They have built a house (16 by 24 feet), and have been living in it several weeks, though 'tis not yet plastered; have a stable, two horses and a wagon. Down town calls. Saw Hayes: and brought back some drawings I had left at Strongs. A little matagrabolized about it, as I'm ill content

Rights: NoC-US

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Dates: 1856-09-24

Type(s): Diary
Page

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

Subjects: Diaries
Catskill Mountains (N.Y.)

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