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	    Damoreau s Doings.
and old, lies in bed the chief part of the
day: God only knows what will be the end
of it.  In answer to Mary Anne s enquiries
touching ages of herself, father and my mother,
the latter transmits the dates: Samuel Gunn,
born July 1, 1787: Naomi Gunn, Sept. 11, 1795:
Mary Anne Oct. 9, 1809.           Mrs. Bridgman,
mother of Jack, is dead; youngest son in train-
ing for a doctor, daughter keeps a school
and Jack rumored to be  getting on  abroad.
  Found Damoreau in my room.  He has been
in New York for a fortnight, at work at Les-
lie s again.       Returned to Boston before to wind
up matters; something like a two-penny bank-
ruptcy,  Madam  afraid furniture would be
seized;  of course they couldn t touch that  quoth
Charley.        I don t envy him his wife in such
a crisis.        Depreciates Boston, declares he
shall not return to it; that he will import wife
and children hither.    Says Will Waud is very
popular, has  hosts of friends,  &c. and reports
poorly of Alf.       Paints bad pictures in oil,
says Damoreau, looks shabby, must be very
poor, his manners offend everybody &c.     I
think I put down Charles account of his bret-
hren but imperfectly before, and will risk ite-
ration.     Albert in Texas, nothing futher known
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twelve: page twenty-four
Description:Regarding Charles Damoreau's plans to bring his wife and children to New York.
Date:1860-01-21
Subject:Bridgeman, John; Bridgeman, Mrs.; Brown, Albert; Damoreau, Beatrice (Prideaux); Damoreau, Charles (Brown); Greatbatch, Mary Anne; Gunn, Samuel; Gunn, Samuel, Mrs.; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Waud, Alfred; Waud, William
Coverage (City/State):New York, [New York]; Boston, [Massachusetts]
Scan Date:2011-01-29

 

Volume
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twelve
Description:Includes descriptions of boarding house living, his freelance writing and drawing work, antics of the New York literary Bohemians, visits to the Edwards family, the activities of London detective Arthur Ledger who is staying in his boarding house, Thomas Nast's courtship of Sally Edwards, two masked balls at his boarding house, a visit to Lotty Granville at Fordham, the state of Charles Damoreau's marriage, and a visit to the ''Phalanx'' in New Jersey with George Boweryem.
Subject:Boardinghouses; Bohemians; Detectives; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Journalism; Marriage; Publishers and publishing; Travel; Women
Coverage (City/State):New York, New York; Fordham, New York; New Jersey
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.