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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 14, page 25, October 4, 1860

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Identifier: DX01309800

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 14, page 25, October 4, 1860

Description: Mentions hearing from Jesse Haney how Alfred Waud's wife met her former husband unexpectedly while staying at the Jersey City Hotel.

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Alf. Waud’s “wife” [Mary Jewell Waud] meets her Husband [Albert Brainard].

page of report in a newly-painted and poisonously-smelling room, then uptown again by mid-night in an empty omnibus. From [Jesse] Haney, at whose office I called to-day, to get the “dorg”-man’s address, I heard this anecdote. When Alf. Waud brought on his “wife” and family from Boston, before going to Brooklyn, where they at present reside, he took them to the Jersey City Hotel, on the other side of the river. On the first Sunday morning that she and her children presented themselves at table, Alf. being absent (probably at work in New York) on the other side of it sat Brainard, her husband! Whom she had never set eyes on since her elopement eight years ago. It must have been a curious meeting for both. He appears to have made no to-do about it, and she left the hotel next morning. [Amos] Bowman leaves our boarding-house to-morrow. Its inmates have changed a good deal since I last chronicled anything about them. Here’s a hasty sum-up of the present menagerie. I shall catalogue downwards from my own domain, the attic-world. Adjoining attic, tenanted by Jones and Bradshaw. Former a shopman in some Broadway store, Welch in descent (of course proud of it) talks or reads Cymbrian, is ignorant, good-humored and said

coverage:New York, New York, Broadway
coverage:Boston, Massachusetts
coverage:Brooklyn, New York
coverage:Jersey City, New Jersey

Rights: NoC-US

Place: United States
New York

Dates: 1860-10-04

Type(s): Diary
Page

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

Subjects: Boardinghouses
19th century
Diaries
Marriage

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