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  Mrs Gouverneur, after progressing from
worse to worse in her peculiar malady, till the
thing became almost insufferable to others, has
gone on a voyage to Charleston, taking with her
Miss Cooper and Gladdy.  She was recommended
to go to Florida by one of her three or four doctors,
and characteristically preferred half measures.  Wan-
ted to back out, too,   only went because she had paid
her money.    Planned taking a  lady  of equivocal
character, at whose house she spent two night.
 When they are short of money, they get a gentleman
to come there!  said Gladdy, to me, of the propriet-
resses.    He and Miss C. objected to going to S. C.
in such company.   Mrs Gouverneur didn t care about
having either of them in particular, but could get no
others.   She wanted  a gentleman.    Asked me to
go; offered to pay my passage &c!   It would be
a pleasant holiday, she should think.      I told her
her son Rawson was the proper person.   He didn t want
to go and she wanted still less to have him.    A
jolly time Miss C. and the nurse   they got a nurse
for her   will have of it!                 We have two new
boarders, a mother and daughter, the latter
rather a prettyish girl.  Name, Fisher.    Mrs Pot
has dropped the idea of taking a holiday, is looking
out for a house.                       I had a pleasant
Sunday mornings Hobokenizing with Hitchings,
the elder Hillard and another a week ago.     They
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Ten: page one hundred and sixty-four
Description:Regarding Mrs. Gouverneur's trip to South Carolina with her son Gladdy and Miss Cooper.
Subject:Cooper, Lucia; Fisher, Miss; Fisher, Mrs.; Gill, Rawson; Gouverneur, Adolphus (''Gladdy''); Gouverneur, Mrs. (Gill, Griffin); Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hitchings; Potter, Mrs.; Women
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Scan Date:2011-01-31


Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Ten
Description:Includes descriptions of an explosion of a boat on the North River, New York literary Bohemians, boarding house living at 132 Bleecker Street, his freelance writing and drawing work, the death of writer Mort Thomson's young wife Anna, working on the publication ''Constellation,'' visits to the Edwards family, a falling out with Fanny Fern over an article he wrote criticizing ''The New York Ledger,'' a rumor that Fitz James O'Brien is the heir to an Irish baronetcy, and a change of landladies at his boarding house.
Subject:Boardinghouses; Bohemians; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Journalism; Publishers and publishing; Women
Coverage (City/State):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.