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         Will Waud s Wife s Relatives.
been to Boston recently and returns saying
it is  hopeless  to expect to have his wife and
family remove hither.          Also the story of
Will Waud s seduction of the Sydenham girl
has got round to the ears of his wife s relati-
ves, if not to herself, Damoreau opines,
through Alf  s ill-conditioned habit of talking
against his brother to everybody, as he certainly
does.   And there s a certain big brother-in-law
of Will s now expected home from England
who has declared that he ll spend any money
but that he ll ascertain Will s antecedents.
The family are suspicious that he don t care
about having his wife with him, knowing
that he married her half on compulsion, when
though almost a girl in pantalettes, she was
about to become a mother.     This big brother
in law, Will is prone to defer to, he having
position, perhaps money.      Alf has been un-
sparing enough in his talk of Will and once,
meeting the poor little Yankee girl, his wife,
in the street, told her her husband would live
to break her heart, yet!    Likely enough, but
brutality to say it.     He talks offensively of
everybody and, of course, is much beloved
in consequence.             Writing and [phonography].  Down
town in the afternoon.   [Phonography] and reading at night.
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Thirteen: page forty-four
Description:Regarding Will Waud's situation with his in-laws and wife.
Date:1860-06-19
Subject:Damoreau, Charles (Brown); Gunn, Thomas Butler; Marriage; Waud, Alfred; Waud, William; Waud, William, Mrs.; Women
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Scan Date:2011-01-29

 

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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Thirteen
Description:Includes descriptions of boarding house living, his freelance writing and drawing work, antics of New York literary Bohemians, Frank Cahill fleeing for England after spending money that was meant for ''The New York Picayune,'' visits to the Edwards family, the state of Charles Damoreau's marriage, a sailing excursion to Nyack with the Edwards family and other friends on the Fourth of July, a fight between Fitz James O'Brien and House at Pfaff's, witnessing a fire at Washington Market, the execution of pirate Albert Hicks on Bedloe's Island, an excursion aboard the ship Great Eastern, a vacation at Grafton with the Edwards family, his growing friendship with Sally Edwards, Lotty Granville's behavior with Brentnall and Hill at his boarding house, Frank Bellew's return to England, and visits to dance houses in the Fourth Ward with friends for an article.
Subject:Boardinghouses; Bohemians; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Journalism; Marriage; Publishers and publishing; Women
Coverage (City/State):New York, New York; Grafton, 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.