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	  Miss Church s Letter
reading, among other books the  Nouvelle
Heloise,  lent to her by a Mr. Congreve, a
highly-educated and intellectual Englishman, 
a reformer and Positive Philisophist.      She
has been in Geneva since November, projects
leaving it for Lyons, thence to Marselles,
for Nice, purporting to pass the remainder of
the winter there.         In Marseilles is  a friend
of her early days, M. Guiguer, eldest son
of the general before mentioned.   He is  a
man of charming manners, highly educated,
has travelled,  speaks five languages and
 his deportment is considered in these days of
nonchalance, rather imposing.        Not more
than middle-aged, he looks scarcely forty,
 From my writing so much upon this sub-
ject you will &c., &c.  I must confess
that formerly (this is strictly between our-
selves) I entertained a great admiration for
him and only recently learned that it was
so warmly reciprocated, though never avowed. 
I infer that M. Guiguer will console my
correspondent for her misalliance with the
rascally Italian, and hope he ll prove worthy
of a really high-minded lady.
  17.  Friday.   Most of the day doing  Cou-
rier  article on our Bal Masque.     In Led-
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twelve: page sixty-six
Description:Describes a letter received from Miss Church.
Date:1860-02-16
Subject:Books and reading; Church, Mrs. (Andreotti); Congreve; Guiguer; Gunn, Thomas Butler; 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.