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cross the Atlantic, who made a financial
smash and came to New York, where I nar-
rowly missed seeing him, this brother, I say,
went down in the Central America and was
drowned with better men, including noble Herndon.
Alfred is married, living, I think, in New
Orleans or some southern city; he and his wife
 sold a little negro girl  she owned, to raise the
money to do something   take a trip north, I be-
lieve Charley said.           Albert is in Texas; he
didn t marry the woman who kept him (platonically,
they say.)     The good old maid is in business at
Buffalo or Detroit, some northern city.   Madame
Damoreau relenting, let her visit the house and
make much of the children, commenting to Charley
on her peculiarities.    When asked if she had been
to church, Miss Emma would respond, with a
look of affection to Charley:  This is my church! 
So much for Damoreau: more, perhaps, anon.
  Haney has formally retired from the field,
telling Sally so, last Sunday, he being then at
the house the greater portion of the day.   When
she rejected him the business remained a sort of
open question.  Now the recoil has come; wounded
self-esteem, pride, jealousy and other matters
helping.   He thinks  there s a hardness about her 
turns over incidents to her disadvantage, suspects
her of want of candor, distrusts the correctness
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Eleven: page one hundred and thirty
Description:Regarding Charles Damoreau's brothers and sister.
Date:1859-11-13
Subject:Brown, Albert; Brown, Alfred; Brown, Alfred, Mrs.; Brown, Emma; Brown, George; Damoreau, Beatrice (Prideaux); Damoreau, Charles (Brown); Edwards, Sally (Nast); Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Women
Coverage (City/State):New York, [New York]
Scan Date:2011-01-31

 

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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.