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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 8, page 87, October 17-22, 1856

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Identifier: DX03694655

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 8, page 87, October 17-22, 1856

Description: Regarding Alf Waud's effort to avoid paying Falk for board in the Catskills.


Alf [Waud] had paid him [Mr. Falk] sam some $50 or so for the past, and proposed forwarding the remainder from New York or Boston, he not having the money at present. Falk humming and ha-ing the offer chose to come hither with him, where Alf, very characteristically determined on bilking him — temporarily. He left him waiting at the one entrance of a lager beer place in Nassau Street, slipped out at the other, and came up town to me. Went round to Greene Street together after tea. Mrs [Celina] Jewell, [Fracis] Sexton, Selina [Jewell] & there, with "Mrs Hill [Mary Brainard]" and the baby [Mary Waud]. Alf returning with me, — thinking it prudent not to accept Mrs J's invitation — occupies a room opposite mine; to which he retired after a long talk.

18. Saturday. Non mi recordo.

19. Sunday. An afternoon's walk with Alf to the Battery, setting out with the intention of visiting [Alfred] Swinton at Staten Island, but Alf delayed us, by stopping with Sol [Eytinge] in the basement, till the trip was inadvisable. A dullish day with a red sunset. Myself out of tune and hyppish, Alf talking as is his wont, of which anon. He went to Jewells in the evening. I was there, with him, yesternight.

20, 21, and 22. Monday to Wednesday. Drawing busily for book, with necessary dashes down town. Alf with me pretty constantly. He

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1856-10-17

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Diaries


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