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	  Damoreau s Confessions
and sharkey) and others.             Writing
nervously till near 12, then went to bed
and couldn t sleep.  Generally out of sorts and
uncomfortable.
  9.  Wednesday.  In-doors all the wet dull
day, writing, nervous and miserable.   Damoreau
came in the evening, sat an hour or so, wrote
a letter to his sister, and then we went out for ale
at Haney s.        Charley got autobiographic and
confidential on the subject of his wife.        How
there is somebody now living in Russia whose
life only intervenes between her and an immense
fortune; how for a certain time she was mis-
takenly in possession of it, when she travelled
throughout the south and lived regally.    How she
is an  extraordinary woman,  and it s astonishing
how little he knows about her.        How its better,
for a certain anatomical reason (the develop-
ment of a varicose vein in her leg or thigh, in-
cidental to her last lying-in) that they should
live sexually apart for twelve months; that as
he knew the children were thriving under her
care, living in pure country air, he couldn t de-
mand their presence in New York, removing
to which she demurred against.     So he sent on
all but the $6 which sufficed for his main-
tainance regularly, every week, and was con-
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twelve: page two hundred and one
Description:Regarding Charles Damoreau's marriage.
Date:1860-05-08
Subject:Brown, Emma; Damoreau, Beatrice (Prideaux); Damoreau, Charles (Brown); Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Marriage; 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.