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if let alone.    If otherwise I have the will and
determination to have my own way.   For Mary s
sake I offer peace, if it is refused, no mat-
ter, she will not know it. 
     Seventeen years after this date   namely
in 1873   I learnt its legitimate climax
and sequel, from Alf Waud himself.   That
year his  wife  (they had been married twice, then,
he said) had left him and their three or four
children, and he professed his determination
that the separation should be final.  It came
about thus.  When old Jewell died he left his 
widow and daughters, including Mary, a good
sum of money.  She had always wanted to go to 
Europe and never insisted on doing it, with her
mother and Mrs Sexton. (Selina, poor thing, went
mad and was in an asylum.)  Waud objected = they
quarreled = she went.  He said she had been
unfaithful to him, during his absence, while travelling
for the Harpers; that she never cared for her chil-
dren &c.    I saw one, a tall girl of sixteen.   Mrs
Waud alleged he was tyrranous, brutal, &c.
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Seven: page two hundred and thirty
Description:Includes the letter Alfred Waud wrote to Mrs. Jewell, explaining how he eloped with her daughter, Mary, and details from Gunn in 1873 regarding the eventual end of their marriage.
Subject:Gunn, Thomas Butler; Jewell; Jewell, Mary (Waud); Jewell, Mrs.; Jewell, Selina (Wall); Marriage; Sexton, Nelly; Waud, Alfred; Women
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Scan Date:2011-02-02


Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Seven
Description:Includes an account of his family history and descriptions of his visits with family and friends in England, witnessing a procession for Louis Napoleon in London, traveling in Paris with his brothers Charley and Edwin, his friend Harry Price's mental illness, his journey across the Atlantic to New York on the ship Washington, the marriage of Fanny Fern and James Parton, meetings of the Ornithoryncus Club in New York, and Alfred Waud's elopement with Mary Brainard.
Subject:Bohemians; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Marriage; Mental illness; Publishers and publishing; Travel; Women
Coverage (City/State):London, England; Paris, France; New York, New York
Note:Thomas Butler Gunn was born February 15, 1826, in Banbury, England, and came to New York in 1849. During the Civil War he worked as a correspondent for the New York Tribune and the New York Evening Post. He returned to England in 1863, and died in Birmingham in April 1903. The collection includes twenty-one volumes of his diaries, including newspaper clippings, letters, photographs, sketches, and various other items inserted by Gunn. Diary entries date from July 7, 1849, to April 7, 1863, and include his experiences with the New York publishing and literary world, his descriptions of boarding houses, his travels throughout the United States, and his experiences traveling with the Federal army as a Civil War correspondent.
Publisher:Missouri History Museum
Rights:Copyright 2011 Missouri History Museum.
Source:Page images, transcriptions, and metadata of the Thomas Butler Gunn diaries have been provided by the Missouri History Museum.