A sure indication of unchastity.
good-humored, sensible, plump wife is a
notable woman of business and makes more
money than her husband. Of course Mrs.
Morse takes all the credit of this to herself,
having taught her. Mrs. Mason is going to
live at Fordham during Dick s absence. They
have no children, are never likely to have;
Mason s early debaucheries the reason. Mrs.
Morse talked about her sister Margaret,
once Mrs. George Brown, visiting her,
recently, Mrs. M. saw Charley Damoreau,
who came thither for or with his good old
maiden sister, who still maintains a foolish
intimacy with the once wife of her dead
and red-headed brother. Mrs. Morse
says she cut Charley. She always speaks
disparagingly of him, now, as does Lotty;
who told me, privately, that from the out-
set of their engagement Charley endeavored
to seduce her. Her charges of this sort are
so common that I should attach but little
importance to them, though Charley s conceit and
salacity might have provoked him to the attempt.
He aroused her antagonistic selfishness by a
proposition that she should sing professionally
for their mutual profit, when married: I
have heard her return again and again to this.
|Title:||Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twelve: page one hundred and eighty-two|
|Description:||Describes a visit to Lotty at Fordham.|
|Subject:||Brown, Emma; Brown, George, Mrs. (Bartholomew, Winchester); Damoreau, Charles (Brown); Gibson, Jane (Mason); Gunn, Thomas Butler; Kidder, Charlotte (Whytal, Granville); Kidder, Rebecca (Morse); Mason; Women|
|Coverage (City/State):||Fordham, [New York]|
|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.|