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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 7, page 133, August 4-8, 1855

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Identifier: DX03940108

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 7, page 133, August 4-8, 1855

Description: Describes a visit to Emma Brown, to deliver letters from her brother William and his wife in London.

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fond of him [Alfred Waud]. Apart from the sin of it, it is a sorry business! Ill fare it for the happiness of a man who seeks for it, and for a life-long partner [Mary Jewell Brainard] in the bed of another [Albert Brainard]. Impurely begun — how will it end? Alf is somewhat humiliated in spirit, I judge, and has lost something of his old, intolerant way. His self will makes him assert he hates the husband, although he did pity him once. He half attempts justifying himself, speaks of her as "my wife," says he shall carry the matter through "his own way."

He says he loves her.

5. Sunday. A dull day, the rain falling all the forenoon. To [A.F.] Banks Grand Street place, where I had tea with him and O’Mana, they returning with me subsequently.

6. Monday. Up town by the cars to deliver the letters from the Wardington people, (sent to me by Hannah [Bennett].) To the Picayune Office. [William] Levison, who looks sleek and healthy, tells me that outstanding arrangements exist 'twixt him and Waud & [Solomon] Eytings for two months to yet come; but that he’s open to drawings sent in. To Miss [Emma] Brown’s in the afternoon, delivering the letters from her Bond Street relatives. From her I learned that [Moses] Morse is now Mrs. [Rebecca] Kidder's husband, and that they reside in Poughkeepsie. Lotty [Kidder], she had heard, was in Boston, but knew no particulars. The good old maid talked much of Charley [Damoreau], and the standing grievance. Fogg came up in my office, having returned from a week at Rhinebeck

[7. Tuesday through 8. Wednesday] Writing letters, to my mother [Naomi Butler Gunn], to Hannah, and others. [George] Arnold and brother [Jack Arnold] up one evening. [Charles] Welden has called, — is obtaining a divorce, — has heard nothing of or from his wife. I have met [Thomas] Picton, who appears, for the present,

Rights: NoC-US

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Dates: 1855-08-04

Type(s): Diary
Page

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

Subjects: Diaries
Adultery
Courtship
Divorce

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