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cially John, as usual.     God bless and
keep mine own dear girl   wife that shall be.
  Damoreau has returned to Boston,
a week or so ago.     I have not seen him since
the Sunday evening when Hitchings was up.
He came once to the house, but remained down
stairs in Bob Gun s room, playing cards, drin-
king and talking   after his wont.   I sup-
pose Madame sent for him and he had to
go.            Wall has gone down South for a
two or three months business tour.   I got a
note for his from him inclosing a letter to his
wife, he thinking that she, her mother and
Nelly might have g departed for Boston
on a visit they meditate, to Alf Waud.   I
have called on them twice or thrice, at a boar-
ding-house in this street, next block, where
the Bradbury s reside.      I saw Miss Anna
there, as usual doing the familiar with the
men boarders.      Alf Waud has taken a
house in the vicinity of Boston; it is but scan-
tily furnished; times are rather better with
him.               Cahill has been loafing vilely
of late, almost entirely neglecting the little work
demanded of him on the Pic, some weeks not
writing a line, doing his proof reading scandal-
lously &c.     I had made over to him two
old Punch vols, from the contents of which he
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Eleven: page one hundred and forty-two
Description:Mentions that Charles Damoreau has returned to Boston to visit his wife.
Date:1859-11-22
Subject:Bennett, Hannah; Bennett, John; Bradbury, Anna; Cahill, Frank; Damoreau, Beatrice (Prideaux); Damoreau, Charles (Brown); Gun, Robert; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hitchings; Jewell, Mrs.; Jewell, Selina (Wall); Wall; Waud, Alfred
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.