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of her usual eating-and-drinking calls, did when the
foregoing affair was alluded to strenuously deny having performed
any such shake of the hand, and on Mrs Church   who is very
strict in matters of veracity, and, altogether, a well-bred woman  
persisting in the assertion, got furious, said she d swear to the
contrary, gave the lie, or next to it, and shook her hand in Mrs
C s face!               They had another trifling scrimmage before, which
blew over.        All the women in the house have, either, severally, or
in twos and threes been to a Medium   one Mrs Porter.    This
woman told Mrs G her character.  Oh! she said,  what confusion!
two minds two minds!  Also she told her that she d lie.    Mrs
Church having made allusion to this, some how, intentionally,  
Mrs G immediately proved the correctness of the Medium s asser-
tion by lying   contradicting it!
  22.  Sunday.  To-day s paper contains an account of the sen-
tence of John B. Holmes to fifteen years and six months impri-
sonment, for forgery.    He got a woman to impersonate his wife, and
forged her name to a deed conveying property.    So a certain install-
ment of justice has over-taken this scoundrel and murderer.      A
pity they didn t hang him three winter s back for killing the police-
man.       /         An in-doors day till the evening, then to Chapin s.
  23. Monday.  Down town to Harpers.     Saw Bonner, and
met Cahill there.   Return.   Wrote to Barth.
  24.  Tuesday.  In-doors, at work, all day.  Did three
drawings on wood and wrote letter to Waud.  /   When
Mrs Jewell called upon me, last week, on her return to New
York, from Boston, she states that Brainard had told Lee
  her son-in-law, residing in Jersey, at whose house Selina is
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Nine: page thirty-two
Description:Describes a row between Mrs. Gouverneur and Mrs. Church.
Subject:Barth, William; Boardinghouses; Bonner, John; Cahill, Frank; Church, Mrs. (Andreotti); Forgery; Gouverneur, Mrs. (Gill, Griffin); Gunn, Thomas Butler; Holmes, John B.; Imprisonment; Jewell, Mrs.; Lee (Jersey City); Porter, Mrs.; Spiritualism; Waud, Alfred; Women
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Scan Date:2011-02-02


Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Nine
Description:Includes descriptions of boardinghouse living, a picnic at Hoboken with other New York artists and journalists, his drawing and writing work in New York, attending a lecture by Lola Montez, visits to James Parton and Fanny Fern and the Edwards family, a controversy over Fitz James O'Brien's story ''The Diamond Lens,'' artist Sol Eytinge's relationship with writer Allie Vernon, the suicide of writer Henry William Herbert, antics of the New York Bohemians, the interest of people living in his boarding house in spiritualism, a visit to his friend George Bolton's farm in Canada, a visit to Niagara Falls, and a scandal involving Harbormaster Willis Patten, who lives in his boarding house.
Subject:Boardinghouses; Bohemians; Farms; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Publishers and publishing; Suicide; Travel; Women
Coverage (City/State):New York, New York; Rochester, New York; Elmira, New York; Paris, Ontario, Canada
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.