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    Mrs. W. Leslie talks of Mrs. Gouverneur.
em complained that there was a young fellow,
a ladies  man  at the Unitary House, who
used to visit Lotty, but who wouldn t reveal
the place at which she was residing, though she
had invited him, Boweryem, also.
  6.  Sunday.  A June day, sunny and warm.
Chores and writing till 5 1/2, then to 16th
street, where I supped, subsequently staying
till 8 in Leslie s room with him and his
wife.     She is fair-haired, does not look
very young, nor to my thinking attractive, but
her face betokens intellect allied to a certain
amount of self-assertion, rather latent than
demonstrative.        She has painted in oil, well
for an amateur.             She knows certain of Mrs.
Griffin, ex-Gouverneur s antecedents, recol-
lects Gill her first husband, Rawson when
a red-haired, freckled boy, his two sisters,
one of whom died and the other went to Aus-
tralia, where she now is.        Mrs. G. lived at
the Howard House awhile, was expelled from
it by the landlord, for an intention of eloping
with a male boarder: she had all her trunks
packed to start, when the affair was discover-
ed.           To 745.     Mr. and Mrs. E. and
Matty.    Rest of the folks came in soon, Sally
Eliza and Honeywell from Chapin s, Haney
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twelve: page one hundred and ninety-nine
Description:Regarding Mrs. William Leslie and her tales of Mrs. Griffin.
Date:1860-05-05
Subject:Boweryem, George; Edwards, Eliza; Edwards, George; Edwards, Martha; Edwards, Sally (Nast); Edwards, Sarah; Gill; Gill, Rawson; Gouverneur, Mrs. (Gill, Griffin); Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Honeywell, Charles; Kidder, Charlotte (Whytal, Granville); Leslie, Marion; Leslie, William; 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.