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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 10, page 110, February 11-13, 1859

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Identifier: DX03289583

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 10, page 110, February 11-13, 1859

Description: Mentions meeting the lawyer for Henry William Herbert's widow, Adela Bridlong Herbert.

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faced, round-eyed, shaven, saponaceous man [Mr. Whiting], ignorant and toadyish. [Charles Bailey] Seymour and some Times' men in. [Henry] Clapp in, addressed me, was so civil that I conclude he don't believe in the long continuance of his paper [Saturday Press] and wants to make friends of the mammon of unrighteousness. Expressed regret at [Fitz James] O'Brien's behaviour, when I went up in the office, vilified O'B — justly enough. [Thomas] Picton drinking "Monongahela plain" and talking enough for sixty. To Mataran's, where I left him in a fair way to get drunk. Met [Frank] Bellew. Writing all the evening and till 12 or 1.

12. Saturday. Writing till 4, then down-town with copy, to Pic Office. Saw Bellew at Crook & Duffs and others. Returned up-town with [John A.] Wood ("Paid Prior".) To [Henry] Hitchings' in the evening; Oliver [Hillard] there, [George] Jackson the sculptor and a lawyer — jolly fellow. Songs and stories. This lawyer had Henry William Herbert's wife [Adela Bridlong Herbert] for a client. The woman, not herself unexceptionable, flightyish &c, had a horror of her husband. He had struck and sworn at her. She told a wild story of "the Cedars," the house at Newark having secret rooms and passages. Oliver says the current rumor as to the crime which compelled Herbert to leave England was incest with a sister Fellow was a bad lot anyway.

13. Sunday. Drawing till 3. To [E.H.] Chapin's in the evening (took seat for a year subsequently) then to

Rights: NoC-US

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Dates: 1859-02-11

Type(s): Diary
Page

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

Subjects: Newspapers
Bohemians (New York artistic and literary movement)
Wife abuse
Artists
Diaries

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