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culty and spent the afternoon with him
in a front basement, where he and his wife,
the two children and a nurse were, the former
 nagging  him a little, as of old.    Little Annie
Giles, that pretty, healthy-looking child!   is
dead, of scarlet fever.                      A ladle-full
of gossip derived from Mrs Potter, one Sunday
morning, when I chanced to call, not finding
Haney at home.     Mrs Gouverneur is married
to a Mr Griffin, brother to Julia and Weighty,
and landlord of the Niagara hotel I stopped
at last summer.    She has been there all the sea-
son, flirting with the entire village, even with her
coachman and waiters, and vampiring Miss
Cooper after her old fashion.       The newly-wed
couple are in town, at a hotel, and Griffin
has reported himself to Mrs Pot; not so his
wife, who owes a bill there for her retained
rooms and Rawson s feed, and of course dis-
putes it.    Mrs Griffin took her husband to the 
clothing store where Eldredge has employment
and made Mr G try on  about forty coats  until
he told her he had selected the one he liked,
bidding her do the like.    She goes to Niagara
to live at the hotel.    May has been made over to
the Gouverneurs.     Gladdy (who was certainly Gou-
verneur s bastard, while Gill was living, hence
the money bequeathed to him) has assumed the
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Eleven: page one hundred and fifty-eight
Description:Regarding Mrs. Gouverneur's marriage to Theodore Griffin.
Date:1859-11-29
Subject:Cooper, Lucia; Eldredge; Giles, Annie; Gill; Gill, Rawson; Gouverneur, Adolphus (''Gladdy''); Gouverneur, May; Gouverneur, Mrs. (Gill, Griffin); Griffin, Julia; Griffin, Theodore; Griffin, Weighty (Davis); Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Potter, Mrs.; Pounden, Frank; Pounden, Frank, Mrs.; Women
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Scan Date:2011-01-31

 

Volume
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.