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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 9, page 201, September 12-14, 1858

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Identifier: DX03500463

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 9, page 201, September 12-14, 1858

Description: Regarding Will Waud's marriage.


she [Sarah Candee] had big brothers, he [William Waud] thought he might as well get married to her. It was reported that the union had taken place among Alf [Waud] and Bill's mutual acquaintances and Alf used to contradict it, until, one day, he questioned his brother, in a shop. "Look here," said Alf "am I right in denying that you're married?" "Why didn't you know it?" replies Bill. Alf said nothing, but walked away. A brother of the girls', on the eve of sailing for London, wanted to get from Will, his mother [Mary Fitzjohn Waud]'s address, that he might call on her. Bill first denied knowing it, saying only Alf had it, then told a lie about the family being travelling in Wales. He didn't want their real position to be known, having allowed them — the girls relatives' — to entertain very exaggerated ideas of his social sphere in London. This disgusts Alf straight forward nature. There is not much union between the brothers.

13. Monday. Blazing away at Story for Harpers. Out in the afternoon, meeting Alf and [Frank] Cahill in front of the St Nicholas. Accompanied the former to Ashton Place, leaving him at the corner. Writing. [Fitz John] O'Brien up for [Jesse] Haney, who presently came to bid me to Edwards' [745 Broadway]. A letter from California had informed them that Louisa Edwards was to be married this day, and her father [George Edwards] thought it only right that a little jollification should celebrate the event. So he brewed some of his capital punch, the girls [Sally, Eliza, and Matty Edwards] were there, Haney, Cahill and I; we ate cake, drank healths sang, made speeches and had a good time generally.

14. Tuesday. In doors most of the day. Waud came in the morning. Yesterday he had experienced some disap-

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1858-09-12

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Authors


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