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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 13, page 44, June 19, 1860

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Identifier: DX02696264

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 13, page 44, June 19, 1860

Description: Regarding Will Waud's situation with his in-laws and wife.


Will Waud’s Wife [Sarah Candee Waud]’s Relatives.

been to Boston recently and returns saying it is “hopeless” to expect to have his [Charles Damoreau’s] wife [Beatrice Damoreau] and family remove hither. Also the story of Will Waud’s seduction of the Sydenham girl has got round to the ears of his wife’s relatives, if not to herself, Damoreau opines, through Alf [Waud]’’s ill-conditioned habit of talking against his brother to everybody, as he certainly does. And there’s a certain big brother-in-law of Will’s now expected home from England who has declared that he’ll spend any money but that he’ll ascertain Will’s antecedents. The family are suspicious that he don’t care about having his wife with him, knowing that he married her half on compulsion, when though almost a girl in pantalettes, she was about to become a mother. This big brother in law, Will is prone to defer to, he having position, perhaps money. Alf has been unsparing enough in his talk of Will and once, meeting the poor little Yankee girl, his wife, in the street, told her her husband would live to break her heart, yet! Likely enough, but brutality to say it. He talks offensively of everybody and, of course, is much beloved in consequence. Writing and [phonography]. Down town in the afternoon. [Phonography] and reading at night.

coverage:New York, New York, Church Street

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1860-06-19

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Diaries


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