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	      A Harlot s Progress.
think he has alluded, to me, of his being
sent for, on, or after his mother s marriage with
Gouverneur.     Gladdy,  or Gladstone, is as
I long ago suspected, a bastard son of Gouver-
neurs ; hence the money bequeathed to him by
the man, who got introduced to the mother
through the agency of a woman servant and
being embarked in the criminal intimacy, had
not courage to risk her violence and public
scandal in breaking off.     Of course the two
lived wretchedly together, quarreled and even
fought.      She has knocked him down with a
blow of her fist, an experience since shared by
her children.     She would throw her breakfast
and utensils over the banisters, from the top
of the stairs to the bottom, on some discontent
with it or her landlady, swear and vituperate
like a very drab.        Withal she was pretty
and had a pleasant voice.         Whether she
cuckolded Gouverneur deponent knoweth not,
suspects that she may have been faithful to him.
With her humors and devil s whims, however,
she killed the man.        The Gouverneur family
regarded her with the feelings inevitable to the
case, but tolerated her.             She has a sis-
ter, of like origin and proclivities, who, a mar-
ried woman herself, eloped with a married man,
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twelve: page twenty-nine
Description:Describes a conversation with Mrs. Potter and Miss Cooper about Mrs. Theodore Griffin's past.
Date:1860-01-23
Subject:Gill, Rawson; Gouverneur; Gouverneur, Adolphus (''Gladdy''); Gouverneur, Mrs. (Gill, Griffin); Gunn, Thomas Butler; Potter, Mrs.; Women
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Scan Date:2011-01-29

 

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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.