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fond of him.                Apart from the sin of it, it is a sorry business!
Ill fare it for the happiness of a man who seeks for it, and
for a life-long partner in the bed of another.     Impurely begun  
how will it end?              Alf is somewhat humiliated in spirit, I
judge, and has lost something of his old, intolerant way.   His
self will makes him assert he hates the husband, although he did pity
him once.  He half attempts justifying himself, speaks of her as
 my wife  , says he shall carry the matter through  his own way. 
  He says he loves her.
  5. Sunday.  A dull day, the rain falling all the forenoon.
To Banks Grand Street place, where I had tea with him and O Mana,
they returning with me subsequently.
  6. Monday.  Up town by the cars to deliver the letters from
the Wardington people, (sent to me by Hannah.)     To the Picayune
Office.  Levison, who looks sleek and healthy, tells me that outstand-
ing arrangements exist  twixt him and Waud & Eytings for two months
to yet come; but that he s open to drawings sent in.       To Miss
Brown s in the afternoon, delivering the letters from her Bond Street
relatives.     From her I learned that Morse is now Mrs. Kidder s
husband, and that they reside in Poughkeepsie.    Lotty, she had heard,
was in Boston, but knew no particulars.     The good old maid tal-
ked much of Charley, and the standing grievance.         Fogg came
up in my office, having returned from a week at Rhinebeck
  {7. Tuesday       Writing letters, to my mother, to Hannah,
  8. Wednesday.}       and others.   Arnold and brother up one evening.
Welden has called,   is obtaining a divorce,   has heard nothing of
or from his wife.    I have met Picton, who appears, for the present,
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Seven: page one hundred and thirty-three
Description:Describes a visit to Emma Brown, to deliver letters from her brother William and his wife in London.
Date:1855-08-04
Subject:Arnold, George; Arnold, Jack; Banks, A.F.; Bennett, Hannah; Brainard; Brown, Emma; Brown, William; Brown, William, Mrs.; Damoreau, Charles (Brown); Eytinge, Solomon; Fogg; Gunn, Samuel, Mrs.; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Jewell, Mary (Waud); Kidder, Charlotte (Whytal, Granville); Kidder, Rebecca (Morse); Levison, William; Manning (O'Mana, Montgomery); Morse; Picton, Thomas; Waud, Alfred; Welden, Charles; Welden, Charles, Mrs.
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):Grand Street
Scan Date:2011-02-02

 

Volume
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.