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of him.   Alfred got married to a woman at
New Orleans, which woman owned a slave.  They
sold slave for $700 or so, went to Cincinnatti,
where his sister Emma lived, spent money
and returned to the south.     Sister is now in
Detroit.      So much for the Browns.   Charley
went off, taking Cahill out with him for beer, &
I scribbled till 11.
  22.  Tuesday.   Out to dentists in the morning;
in doors all the rest of the day, writing, till mid-
night and later.
  23.  Wednesday.   Writing  Courier  article
and chores.     In doors till near 9 P. M., when,
feeling feverish and imprisoned, turned out to
enjoy the snow-storm, into which the dull, broad-
ing day had resolved itself.          Called unsuccess-
fully at Oliver Hillards, then to 16th Street.
Haney out; sat conversing with Mrs. Potter
and Miss Cooper, the latter having returned to
the city from Niagara last week.     Our talk ran,
of course, on Mrs. Theodore Griffin, ex-Gouverneur
and presently Mrs. Potter warmed up into an
account of that lady s antecedents much more
complete and characteristic than any I have
hitherto obtained; and here it is:
  The woman was born in Manchester, Eng-
land; is now about forty-five years old.
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twelve: page twenty-six
Description:Describes a conversation with Mrs. Potter.
Subject:Brown, Alfred; Brown, Alfred, Mrs.; Brown, Emma; Cahill, Frank; Cooper, Lucia; Damoreau, Charles (Brown); Gouverneur, Mrs. (Gill, Griffin); Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Hillard, Oliver; Potter, Mrs.; Slavery
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):16th Street
Scan Date:2011-01-29


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.