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	       Her latest Husband.
that she pitied him.     He had a heart disease,
so she married him!    My brother hadn t a
heart disease, but she killed him,  quoth Gouver-
neur.     I don t believe she ever did love him. 
Johnny was astounded on learning of the existence
of Rawson.   Has Mrs. Gouverneur a son twenty-
five years of age?  he echoed, he himself being
the same, or younger.   Then she has deceived
me.     He didn t want to marry her, he said, but
the idea of causing her death troubled him and
brought him up to what would have been, literally
 the scratch.       So Johnny returned, but he did-
n t return some $100 or $200 worth of jewelry
which Mrs. Gouverneur had given him to propitiate  his
sister.               When Miss Cooper and Mrs G s guest
at Cold Spring, the  Captain  Walker heretofore
alluded to presented himself and the widow pro-
posed they should accompany him to Saratoga.
Miss C. wouldn t consent, and left for New York,
Mrs G. following.    The fellow stayed at the house one
night.                    Theodore Griffin, her last matri-
monial captive, Mrs. Potter describes as a country-
man, a young fellow, of no great experience or
knowledge of life.     Mrs G. managed her wooing
slyly and secretly, no one (says Miss C.)had wind
of the event till close on its advent.       The woman
was after every man in the house and place,
Page
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twelve: page thirty-two
Description:Describes a conversation with Mrs. Potter and Miss Cooper about Mrs. Theodore Griffin's past.
Date:1860-01-23
Subject:Cooper, Lucia; Gill, Rawson; 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]
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.