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on me in the morning.)   Dined at the Rainbow in company
with Welden & another.   To Fulton Street Office, and Post Office.
Met Alf Waud & young Eytinge.   Saw Haney.        In doors
writing the rest of the day.     A letter from Barth.     Met, in
the evening, the Wauds & Eytinges, all going to play Billiards.
  9.  Sunday.  Waud called on his way to Levison s.   Out
and met Damoreau near to St John s square, he walking up-
town with me.   He goes to Boston on Monday, and intimates that
he s about to struggle for an end to his wife s domination, being
no longer content to be so unwisely governed.  She it was who
was sure of dying of cholera if they did not remove from the decent
rooms up town, to Rhinebeck; she  tis who talks of  suicide  rather
than submission to reasonable company; she  tis who bids him toil
on without a wife s company now.   And she it is, says Alf
Waud, of whose conduct and chastity there are whispers, at Rhine-
Beck,   as long ago, at Boston.            Charley hinted the former to
him.             Parting at Waverly Place, I with Parton, dining
according to invitation, Haney coming in the afternoon.    In
Washington Square together, the day being a very sultry one.  There,
after walking and cigars met some of the Edward s family, two
of the girls and a gentleman.     All to their Broadway home to
tea; and subsequently sitting out on the wooden piazza in the
rear smoking illimitable cigars, and listening to the voices of the
girls, who were singing above.    Old Mr Edwards is a hale, hearty
Englishman, his son a tall, good looking man of 30, or so.    There
are daughters, grown and growing.                 There till 10 1/2, then
saw Haney to his door, and to my room.
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Seven: page one hundred and forty-five
Description:Describes a talk with Charles Damoreau, who is moving to Boston, and a visit to the Edwards family.
Subject:Barth, William; Damoreau, Beatrice (Prideaux); Damoreau, Charles (Brown); Edwards, George; Edwards, George, Jr.; Eytinge, Clarence; Eytinge, Solomon; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Levison, William; Marriage; Parton, James; Waud, Alfred; Waud, William; Welden, Charles; Women
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]; Boston, [Massachusetts]
Coverage (Street):Broadway; Fulton Street; St. John's Square; Washington Square; Waverly Place
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.