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was guilty of the coarsest infidelities to her during
their marriage.    They have, too, recent proof of this.
The fellow has been living at French s and Sweeny s
Hotels, at the latter under a feigned name    Captain
Du Val.    Spies have been set, one of whom, at
Andreotti s request accompanied him to a brothel.  So
his wife anticipates a certainty of divorce.        She
has been robbed of upwards of $3000, but bears it
bravely.    She has written an account of the fellow s
doings to his mother, in Italy, which I have under-
taken to get translated into Italian for her.   (I
went to Colonel Forbes  but he, and daughter, have
left New York.)        The women here sympathize but
do a little of just-as-I-expected.          I ignore this, as
 I told you so  is the most aggravating of all phrases
to a person in distress   though I remember being un-
favorably impressed by the fellow, and even writing him
down as  false-looking  in this Diary   which
I afterward scratched over, as a probable injustice.
        I ve been scribbling pretty regularly for the Pica-
yune, now raised in price to four cents, and
altered to the Punch shape.    Also I drop in much
at Leslie s, and should supply an article each
week, but that Howard has delayed illustrating my
first one.     Leslie wants me to go to Newport to write
letters.           The P. N. Y. B. H. has got to a
second edition   which took the slow coaches nearly
three weeks to get ready.     They were out of copies for
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Eight: page two hundred and eleven
Description:Regarding the failed marriage of Mrs. Church and Andreotti.
Subject:Andreotti; Andreotti, Mrs.; Church, Mrs. (Andreotti); Divorce; Forbes, Hugh; Forbes, Miss; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Howard; Leslie, Frank; Marriage; Mason Brothers (New York, N.Y.); Publishers and publishing; 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.