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	            Mrs. Levison.
landlord puts her in Mrs. P. s power, hence
the debt is a safe one.            Enough of Mrs.
Theodore Griffin, ex-Gouverneur, ex-Gill,
and to spare.                          Let me chronicle a
side splash of scandalous fact anent another
woman, harder-natured but inherently as, per-
haps more, detestable.    Mrs. Levison used to
meet men at confectionaries, ice-cream saloons, in
her husband s life-time, would come home from
the opera under convoy of a man she said, even
before Levison, that she loved.     Haney told me
once, that Levison made her return some $100 or
more worth of  jewelry  which had been presented to
her from this  General.                I think she went to
Philadelphia with him, once.         Apropos of her, she
is  president  or something of the sort, to a  Dorcas 
Society at Chapin s   I have heard of her as
translating some French play and wanting to
dispose of it; of her doing the gay young widow
and sinking the age of her dead child to baby-
hood.                                            Haney came in
by 11  , having returned from the theatre,
whither he had gone in company with the girls,
Jack, Nast and Honeywell.
  Last date must, I fancy, be erroneous,
as four days distance from it, I fancy the
detail under its head must have occurred on
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twelve: page thirty-four
Description:Describes stories heard about Mrs. Levison.
Date:1860-01-23
Subject:Edwards, Eliza; Edwards, John; Edwards, Martha; Edwards, Sally (Nast); Gouverneur, Mrs. (Gill, Griffin); Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Honeywell, Charles; Levison, Ellen; Levison, William; Levison, William, Mrs.; Nast, Thomas; Potter, Mrs.; 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.