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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 7, page 145, September 8-9, 1855

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Identifier: DX03945435

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 7, page 145, September 8-9, 1855

Description: Describes a talk with Charles Damoreau, who is moving to Boston, and a visit to the Edwards family.

Transcription:

on me in the morning.) Dined at the Rainbow in company with [Charles] Welden & another. To Fulton Street Office, and Post Office. Met Alf Waud & young [Clarence] Eytinge. Saw [Jesse] Haney. In doors writing the rest of the day. A letter from [William] Barth. Met, in the evening, the Wauds [Alf and William] & Eytinges [Clarence and Sol], all going to play Billiards.

9. Sunday. [Alf] Waud called on his way to [William] Levison's. Out and met [Charles] Damoreau near to St John's square, he walking uptown with me. He goes to Boston on Monday, and intimates that he's about to struggle for an end to his wife's domination, being no longer content to be so unwisely governed. She it was who was sure of dying of cholera if they did not remove from the decent rooms up town, to Rhinebeck; she 'tis who talks of "suicide" rather than submission to reasonable company; she 'tis who bids him toil on without a wife's company now. And she it is, says Alf Waud, of whose conduct and chastity there are whispers, at Rhine-Beck, — as long ago, at Boston. Charley hinted the former to him. Parting at Waverly Place, I with [James] Parton, dining according to invitation, Haney coming in the afternoon. In Washington Square together, the day being a very sultry one. There, after walking and cigars met some of the Edward's family, two of the girls and a gentleman. All to their [745] Broadway home to tea; and subsequently sitting out on the wooden piazza in the rear smoking illimitable cigars, and listening to the voices of the girls [Sally, Matty, and Eliza], who were singing above. Old Mr [George] Edwards is a hale, hearty Englishman, his son [George Edwards, Jr.] a tall, good looking man of 30, or so. There are daughters, grown and growing. There till 10 1/2, then saw Haney to his door, and to my room.

Rights: NoC-US

Place: United States
New York

Dates: 1855-09-08

Type(s): Diary
Page

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

Subjects: Diaries
Marriage
Women
Billiards
Cholera
Diseases
Boardinghouses
19th century

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