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                 John Ware of Boston.
vessel!  as she certainly didn t disembark.   She
considered herself under a marriage engagement
with Ware, he denying it and telling Charley
that he preferred another woman.     A perfect
devil  for the sex, says Charley of him.     Ware
is a little aquiline-nosed Bostonian   very Bosto-
nian in aspect   may be called good-looking,
sits mum-chance in the company of men, but no
doubt travels on his intellect with women.   As he
is such a serious little cub, they probably form
high estimations of him, thinking as he is not
one of your fast, flashy fellows who make
love to every woman they know he must be
all right and generally eligible.           He comes
of a wealthy family, has, I suppose money,
which produced its usual effect on him as on
other young Bostonians, making him indolent,
dilettante-ish in all his doings.        He paints
a little, did dentistry and teaching, has lived
in Paris and elsewhere, has written an article
for the Atlantic monthly.    Morse was something
of his kidney before his marriage, easy-going,
grave, selfish   a demi-intellectual Epicurean.
There s no greater humbug going than your
gravity, I echo Gratiano s opinions of it.   And
it is especially a cheat with women, who commonly
distrusting fun and mirth, except it be of a
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Thirteen: page fifty-five
Description:Regarding John Ware.
Date:1860-06-27
Subject:Damoreau, Charles (Brown); Gunn, Thomas Butler; Marriage; Morse; Ware, John; Women
Coverage (City/State):Boston, [Massachusetts]; [New York, New York]
Scan Date:2011-01-29

 

Volume
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Thirteen
Description:Includes descriptions of boarding house living, his freelance writing and drawing work, antics of New York literary Bohemians, Frank Cahill fleeing for England after spending money that was meant for ''The New York Picayune,'' visits to the Edwards family, the state of Charles Damoreau's marriage, a sailing excursion to Nyack with the Edwards family and other friends on the Fourth of July, a fight between Fitz James O'Brien and House at Pfaff's, witnessing a fire at Washington Market, the execution of pirate Albert Hicks on Bedloe's Island, an excursion aboard the ship Great Eastern, a vacation at Grafton with the Edwards family, his growing friendship with Sally Edwards, Lotty Granville's behavior with Brentnall and Hill at his boarding house, Frank Bellew's return to England, and visits to dance houses in the Fourth Ward with friends for an article.
Subject:Boardinghouses; Bohemians; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Journalism; Marriage; Publishers and publishing; Women
Coverage (City/State):New York, New York; Grafton, New York
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.