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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 9, page 152 [newspaper clipping], May 1858

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Identifier: DX02062524

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 9, page 152 [newspaper clipping], May 1858

Description: Newspaper clipping or article regarding the circumstances of Henry William Herbert's first marriage. Includes an engraving of Herbert.



Mr. Herbert married his first wife [Sarah Barker], under circumstances of peculiar interest. Mr. Joseph A. Scoville, subsequently an editor of the Picayune newspaper, was at the moment a rich and influential merchant. He solicited Herbert to accompany him to Bangor, Maine, where he was to espouse a young and beautiful woman, the daughter of the Mayor. Herbert consented, and made the journey, but in lieu of acting as groomsman, as had been intended, he cut out from his friend, and espoused the lady himself.

[handwritten by Gunn] Not by any means vicious-looking enough. Face less strongly marked

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1858-05

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Diaries


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