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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 7, page 148, September 17-18, 1855

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Identifier: DX03948100

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 7, page 148, September 17-18, 1855

Description: Regarding a talk with Alf Waud about a visit he received from Mrs. Brainard's father.

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[estab]lishment, owned by one Gibson, a countryman of his, and rails against the Germans and Irish. We had ale, and a cordial talk at the Star, and I then saw him [Matthew Whitelaw] to his lodgings, on the farther side of Canal Street. I'm glad he is in New York, and am less alone in the knowledge of it.

18. Tuesday. Writing hard all day, down town only to dinner. [A.F.] Banks up, and [Alf] Waud, the latter to tell how the Father [Charles Jewell] of his — "wife [Mary Brainard]" had called upon him, stated that he held him innocent of the matter, that the husband has gone to Germany, that he himself don't care a bit what becomes of his daughter, as she’s either dead or a — with much more. Among the items was one edifying one apropos of that small beast little [Elizabeth] Dobson. How in the watching after instituted by the husband [Albert Brainard] and father of Mrs Brainard, (Alf’s "wife,") Dob had been tracked, in company with three several men to the a house of ill fame, and an abortionists. Out upon her stinking soul! Alf says "So Mary has only him to look too new. I tell him there's no certainty of lasting union between them unless he can get a divorce and marry her. If that’s not done — He’s much changed, moody, talks low in tone, and don’t look at you when he speaks.

My head is full of brain traps now. I’ve these projects on hand.

The Book in conjunction with [James] Parton, necessitating going through innumerable volumes, and much copying.

Writing the Physiology of New York Boarding houses, resuming an old intention, doing many little cuts on wood, illustrative of it,

Rights: NoC-US

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Dates: 1855-09-17

Type(s): Diary
Page

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

Subjects: Immigrants
Irish
Abortion
Divorce
Diaries
Marriage
Publishers and publishing
Writing

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