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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 8, page 43, August 22-23, 1856

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Identifier: DX03509671

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 8, page 43, August 22-23, 1856

Description: Regarding Mrs. Jewell showing him a letter written by Alf Waud to her husband about their daughter's elopement with Waud.


[circum]stance of his [Charles Jewell's] daughter [Mary Brainard] being with Alf [Waud]. The old man sent a letter to her by this obliging individual, which Alf replies to. It was a singularly injudicious letter, commencing with non-committalism, glancing off into direct crimination of himself, (including allusions to circumstances which the abductor only could have been aware of,) and finally pleading for the old man's favor. Al Alf concluded, under the signature of Hill, that he'd like to subscribe himself his son. Mischief is scarcely to be anticipated, however, as Mrs J [Celina Jewell] reports her husband as conciliatory. But they both wife and daughter say he's an unsure man, and, were he to meet [Albert] Brainard, might blurt all out, at once. Mrs J's visit was to request my writing to Alf, warning him against any allusion to her connivance, journey to Boston &c.

23. Saturday. A letter to Dillon [Mapother]. Writing hard. Down town after dinner and left M S at Tribune Office &c. In the evening with [Jesse] Haney to Edwards' [290 Broadway]. Ol Only Mr E [George Edwards] and his wife [Sarah Edwards] within, all the girls [Sally, Matty, and Eliza Edwards] at the Catskills.

[William] Levison and family [Mary and Ellen Levison] have returned [to 132 Bleecker St.], he looking very well in health. Sol [Eytinge] is remarkably quiet, and little at home since W. W [William Waud]'s departure. He is short of $ and engaged in one of his periodical feuds with Brown, so don't work for him. Has been away visiting his sister for the last day and a half.

Rights: NoC-US

Place: United States
New York

Dates: 1856-08-22

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Boardinghouses
19th century


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