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	   Her Tricks and Teaching.
and is now resident in England.          Mrs
G. has had all sorts of indefinite hankerings
after men, by the score, since her widowhood,
some more than equivocal, was  engaged to
be married  to two at the time of her recent
union with Griffin.    She visited a certain Mr.
Walker, who figured infamously and notoriously,
in a divorce case, at his office, spending several
hours there, once on Sunday, whence the child
May was returned by him in an omnibus, having
been savagely beaten by the mother.     She would
give such counsels to May as this:  You must
always say you love your uncle and aunts, but
in your heart you must hate them,  and this
before others.      She set her cap at  Warb.  or
Warburton Gouverneur, her husband s brother,
but he would have none of her.      The family
seem to have been unnaturally tolerant of her,
considering all sorts of persistent provocation.
During her last residence at 16th street, there
came to the house, from West Point, a certain
ex-cadet, who having graduated, occupied some
minor teaching position at the military academy,
with which youth   Mrs. Pot describes him as
a mere, callow, boy, mentioning him as Johnny
Upham, Mrs. G s  Johnny    the present Mrs.
Theodore Griffin had carried on a strong flir-
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twelve: page thirty
Description:Describes a conversation with Mrs. Potter and Miss Cooper about Mrs. Theodore Griffin's past.
Date:1860-01-23
Subject:Gouverneur, May; Gouverneur, Mrs. (Gill, Griffin); Gouverneur, Warburton; Griffin, Theodore; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Potter, Mrs.; Upham, Johnny; Walker, Mr.; Women
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):16th Street
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.