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Damoreau, nee Pradeux.   She has no
idea of lowering her estimate of her allowance
of carrion, and doubtless scorns him if he
can t purvey it.   He is evidently anxious on the
score and works pretty hard, confessedly en-
joying, however, his temporary bachelorhood.  I
was with him at Honey s tavern, Cahill with
us, one night, when he admitted this, trying
subsequently to believe that all married life was
more or less a disappointment.   He evidently knows
the woman s nature and in part his own; his
shoulders are fitted to the burthen.    He came to
visit me, for no other reason than that he was
hard-up for places to drop in at; has since
found Bob Gun s room so attractive on his way
up stairs, that he s journeyed no higher.   They
play cards pretty constantly there, drink a good
deal of whiskey and talk after the manner
that Don Matthias, Gil Blas  master found so
delightful.   I was pleased to see Charley, but
we are now in no false relations; I have got
the upper hand and mean to keep it.   At first
he was here frequently, now, infrequently.
I helped him to find Ware, the little, slow,
Bostonian whom he billeted on me a year ago;
first by letting him put a paragraph in the
Pic, next by sending him to Frank Hillard,
who knew Ware s address.     Charley likes his
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Eleven: page one hundred and twenty-seven
Description:Regarding Charles Damoreau's return to live in New York.
Subject:Cahill, Frank; Damoreau, Beatrice (Prideaux); Gun, Robert; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hillard, Frank; Marriage; Ware, John; Women
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Scan Date:2011-01-31


Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Eleven
Description:Includes descriptions of boarding house living at 132 Bleecker Street, his freelance writing and drawing work, the antics of New York literary Bohemians, Fanny Fern and James Parton's marriage, visits to the Edwards family, a Fourth of July excursion with the Edwards family and other friends, letters from Frank Cahill and Bob Gun's mistresses, Jesse Haney's proposal of marriage to Sally Edwards and rejection, Charles Damoreau's return from Boston to live in New York, and attending the Edwards family's 1859 Christmas party.
Subject:Boardinghouses; Bohemians; Christmas; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Marriage; 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.