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Before marrying him she paid his debts, and
subsequently advanced $2000 to set him up in busi-
ness as partner to Hartley an English  Aurist ,
(whom I have met.)    Almost immediately after the
union Andreotti began to drop his assumed character,
to come home drunk, exhibit a furiously despotic
temper, and to neglect his wife.     He also reproached
her with not having done enough for him, saying he,
individually,  was worth millions!  took a portion
of her diamonds   valued as having belonged to her
mother   sported them as shirt-studs, and in her
presence, told Hartley that she had given them to
him.      Finally he secretly annulled the deed of part-
nership with Hartley, getting $1000 in to his own
hands, and departed for Boston, ostensibly to prac-
tice his newly-acquired profession (!) forbidding her
to accompany him.    While he was absent she wrote
to him, in response to which, she on Monday last
got a letter dated New York in which he told
her that she had attempted  to dishonor the proud pre-
eminence of man  and informed her he was about
to desert her.         She went at once to a lawyer,
and then came hither.
  {23.  Thursday to.       Mrs Andreotti s lawyer is
  31.  Friday.}       also Hartley s, and both are
Free masons.    She has, therefore, obtained information
as to certain Italians who were her husbands inti-
mates, and from them discerned that Andreotti
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Eight: page two hundred and ten
Description:Regarding the failed marriage of Mrs. Church and Andreotti.
Subject:Andreotti; Church, Mrs.; Church, Mrs. (Andreotti); Freemasons; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hartley (New York); Marriage; Women
Coverage (City/State):New York, [New York]
Scan Date:2011-02-02


Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Eight
Description:Includes descriptions of the process of publishing his book, ''The Physiology of New-York Boarding Houses;'' his poor mental state upon returning to New York from England; meeting Walt Whitman; visits with Fanny Fern, James Parton, and Harriet Jacobs' daughter Louisa who is living with them; a visit to the Catskill Mountains with the Edwards family; moving into the boarding house at 132 Bleecker Street; working on the publication ''European'' with Colonel Hugh Forbes; the death of publisher William Levison and his daughter Ellen in his boarding house; visiting the scene of the murder of a dentist to get a sketch of the suspect; visiting Newport, Rhode Island, on assignment to sketch for Frank Leslie; and the death of his brother-in-law, Joseph Greatbatch.
Subject:Boardinghouses; Bohemians; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Journalism; Medical care; Mental illness; Publishers and publishing; Travel; Women
Coverage (City/State):New York, New York; Newport, Rhode Island
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.