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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 5, page 60, September 30-October 1, 1852

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Identifier: DX09072733

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 5, page 60, September 30-October 1, 1852

Description: Mentions the troubles Dickenson is having with his wife.


and devastated city must be a horrible sight. Returned to New York, supped & passed the remainder of the evening at Mr [Frank] Royals.


1. Friday. Drawing on wood, two notions. Dined at the Shades then down town, meeting Dickenson in the Park. The poor fellows in tribulation about a certain strumpet and virago of a wife of his, who with a mother of like evil disposition does pursue & torment him grievously. Breaking into his room and reviling him, pursuing him down streets, even to the “Justice Hall,” and rushing into taverns after him, lying in wait for him about streets & bye-ways and generally playing the very devil with his peace & quiet. Wherefore he is about taking legal measures for a riddance. To the Lantern Office, [John] Brougham, Carroll [Thomas] Powell, (looking puffy and large mouthed,) & afterwards snob [Fitz James] O’Brien & others. Revilement of the “Iron Duke [Duke of Wellington],” by Brougham & Snob O’Brien. Irishmen can’t forgive the Duke’s loyalty to England. Stormy talk anent it. Left, called at [E.H.] Chapins found [Alfred] Waud there; on to where [Edwin A.] Weed & Randall were working away at my Picayune & Reveille work. Gave ‘em fresh supply for next week, tarried awhile, then back to Waud. Stayed an hour, then supped together at

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1852-09-30

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Marriage


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