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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 10, page 126, February 28-March 9, 1859

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Identifier: DX03302571

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 10, page 126, February 28-March 9, 1859

Description: Mentions a visit from Selina Jewell, who gives news of her sister, Cornelia Sexton, giving birth.


with her [Elizabeth Gouverneur's] stupid questions and half falsities about lying awake all night, makes midnight raids into the women's rooms, insomuch that they bolt their doors against her.


1. Tuesday. Down town, twice, fore and afternoon; hither and thither. Selina Jewell called, with news of her sister, Mrs [Cornelia] Sexton having given birth to a baby, and of her mother [Celina Jewell]'s return from Boston. Apropos of the former event, the jail-bird [Francis] Sexton will find himself a double parent on attainting his freedom, for I believe the "Miss C. Wood of New York" professed pregnancy on his trial. Phonography and drawing at night.

2. Wednesday. Drawing till noon then down-town. Saw the sodden-faced Pounden pere within a tavern doorway, next street, looking out, not at the glad sunlight and clear, cold morning. Frank P. [Pounden] by the way is on his way to Port au Prince again, the recent "revolutionary" deposition of [Faustin] Soulouque necessitating his presence, on behalf of the Ferris firm. Omnibus, Pic, Nic-nax and other offices. Saw [Frank] Bellew at the latter; his trial comes off to-morrow. Paragraph in the Times about [Fitz James] O'Brien's being the successor to the title of Lord Inchquin (!) Phonography, reading, drawing. Abed as usual past midnight.

[3. Thursday through 9. Wednesday] "Omnibus" work, thrusting everything into arrears, and

Rights: NoC-US

Place: United States
New York

Dates: 1859-02-28

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Boardinghouses
19th century


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