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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 8, page 86, October 14-17, 1856

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Identifier: DX03693795

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 8, page 86, October 14-17, 1856

Description: Mentions the return of Alf Waud and Mary Brainard to New York.


day. In doors, drawing ineffectively. A scrap from Alf Waud, inclosing a letter to be transmitted to his brother [William Waud]. (Back on Friday.)

15. Wednesday. Writing. To Radways. R.R.R quack shop. Got $3 for M.S article. Returning looking in at Wild's candy store, Mr [Charles] Jewell and another man came in, the former introducing the latter to Wild. Jewell has a very ignoble face, and his eyes a look like bullets — solid, leaden, unlustrous. The three began talking demi-obscenely. Called at Mrs J [Celina Jewell]'s at night, to tell her of Alf and her daughters [Mary Brainard's] proposed return. / That low little [word crossed out] cockney [Frederick] Watson, dramatic critic and "English correspondent" to the Sunday Courier has been turned out of his boarding house for going to the servant girls' bedroom. This, our landlady [Catharine Potter] spoke of, having seen him once, here, with [Jesse] Haney — whom, bye the bye, he swindled of a few dollars. Nice people one knows, in connection with the New York press!

16. Thursday. Non mi recordo.

17. Friday. Alf Waud up by sunset. He arrived by the afternoon boat, somewhat later than its usual time, and had sent "Mary," baby [Mary Waud] and servant to Greene Street, from the place of debarkation. Old Falk had accompanied them from the Catskills, partly finding a pretext for the journey, his real object being that of obtaining payment for the last fortnight's board of the party — some thirty dollars.

Rights: NoC-US

Place: United States
New York

Dates: 1856-10-14

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Diaries
19th century


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