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            Alf Waud s talk of his Brother.
pother.    Drawing initials for  Momus.   Down-
town in the afternoon, to Post Office &c.  In
the evening Alf Waud came.    He has been on
to Boston again; says the divorce business
will require the hiring of two  witnesses  to per-
jure themselves, and half sulkily insisted that a
divorce so procured would be legal!          Mrs.
Sexton lives in Boston still, Mrs. Jewell tempo-
rarily with her daughter, Mrs. Lee, in Jersey
city, whose husband Alf vilifies, saying that
he treats his wife badly, that Mrs. J. declares
him worse than her former husband.      The man
is  down upon  his run away sister-in-law; says
his wife shall never recognize her, hence Alf s
antagonism.             Will Waud at Charleston
still, supposed to be sketching and taking it
easy; characteristically indifferent to wife and
responsibilities.     Alf went into some details about
his brother s doings, representing them to the
extreme degree as selfish.             He borrowed
money of Alf, yet never helped him when
himself in prosperity, Alf and family had
to live on $4 a week.         Will was in receipt
of letters from the girl he seduced in Syden-
ham, England, when he resided in New York
and in Boston.     She wrote affectionately, but
as one not lot looking for any reparation. Fi-
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twelve: page one hundred and ninety-one
Description:Regarding Alfred Waud's talk about his brother Will.
Date:1860-05-02
Subject:Divorces; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Jewell; Jewell, Mary (Waud); Jewell, Mrs.; Lee (Jersey City); Lee, Mrs.; Mapother, Dillon; Sexton, Nelly; Waud, Alfred; Waud, William; Waud, William, Mrs.
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Scan Date:2011-01-29

 

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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twelve
Description:Includes descriptions of boarding house living, his freelance writing and drawing work, antics of the New York literary Bohemians, visits to the Edwards family, the activities of London detective Arthur Ledger who is staying in his boarding house, Thomas Nast's courtship of Sally Edwards, two masked balls at his boarding house, a visit to Lotty Granville at Fordham, the state of Charles Damoreau's marriage, and a visit to the ''Phalanx'' in New Jersey with George Boweryem.
Subject:Boardinghouses; Bohemians; Detectives; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Journalism; Marriage; Publishers and publishing; Travel; Women
Coverage (City/State):New York, New York; Fordham, New York; New Jersey
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.