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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 8, page 93, October 20-23, 1856

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Identifier: DX03699813

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 8, page 93, October 20-23, 1856

Description: Regarding Alf Waud's tale of his brother Will's involvement with Josey Vernon.


Mrs Portiphar [Josey Winship] to his Joseph [William Waud], bundled the servant out of the room when he visited her and otherwise hinted accessability. Going out with her, or meeting her in Broadway, he took her down to some refreshment place, and popped upon Sol [Eytinge], [Jesse] Haney, [John A.] Wood &c. He tells how when they were all in a boat together, Allie [Vernon], her husband [Lemuel Covell], Josey, Sol and Haney, the two latter cuddling the former, Covill roaring, and Josey sitting near him, she began to complain in her idiotically affected way that there was nobody to make poor ittle Jothey tumforthable, and to wish Mr Somebody wath there &c! Haney and Sol both are positive as to Will's Juanic intentions. I think him as innocent — as they are, and not a whit more. He corresponds with the girl he seduced at Sydenham. She is a mother, lives with her parents, who are — not without reason, I think — down on him. He sometimes thinks — he says — of bringing her to America, and marrying her. Says also that she is a fool, that 'twas her fault, she used to come in his room, that she went in the country and came back with the portrait of a cousin &c &c.

23. Thursday. Indoors drawing all day. A sketch for a Horse Medicine poster. At sunset out to take it to the man. Met [Frank] Bellew, (who offers me a place in his office.) Alf [Waud] out sketching. Called at Jewells at night, then to Edwards.

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1856-10-22

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Courtship


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