Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Eleven: page eighty-eight

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Identifier: DX03077408

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 11, page 88, August 17-19, 1859

Description: Describes a letter received from Alfred Waud in Boston.

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noon for a long Hoboken ramble, starting from the Pic Office and returning by 7. Got letters from George Bolton and from Alf Waud; the first reiterating his and his wife [Sarah Conworth Bolton]’s invitations to Canada; the second general and particular. Alf's "wife" [Mary Jewell Waud] and children dwelling at Scituate Harbour, 17 miles from Boston; he visiting them two days a week, the rest of his time being devoted to work in the city. Will [Waud] is with his relations at Somerville. Hayes has had a bad accident in the explosion of his "Etna," while making tea for Alf and another in his "bachelor's hall," the blazing alcohol burning his head face and hands severely; which injuries he "got over in an incredible manner" having been training for a boat race. Of [Fitz James] O'Brien Alf states only that he has seen him in company with a brother of [Henry] Clapp's, "an ass who feels honored by the position of satellite" to Fitzbouncer.

Alfs expenses average $20 a week "all he can make." [Charles] Damoreau is "in partnership with [Dan] Smith and as poor as "an ammoniacal comparison. "Deserves it!" adds Alf in parenthesis. Thus Waud. Wrote or rather finished letter to Mrs Church. [Frank] Cahill has been drunk down town in company with Mac Culloch, foreman compositor of the Picayune during Monday; was so inebriated that [Bob] Gun fudged a pretext for not

Item: Diary

Rights: Public Domain (no known copyright)

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Dates: 1859

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

Subjects: Diaries

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