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       Charley s miserable  Engagement. 
neighbors of him.  x  x  x   Charley keeps up
a sort of intimacy with his ex-sister-in law,
once Mrs George Brown, now opulently mar-
ried, the third time she has entered that rela-
tion.  Mag s a good deal improved,  says
Damoreau  she gets up capital dinners!   I
guessed where he got his word  peep  from where
he used it: I had heard it in the mouths of
Lotty and her mother   it s a Kidderian word.
Charley don t know their present whereabouts, 
supposing Mrs Morse resides in New York.
  A breath of purer atmosphere.     I got a letter
from home to day, from my dear old mother,
God bless her!    Stormy weather in England,
no summer up to the middle of June, rain,
wind, fires and winter clothing prevalent   a
lilac-tree at the end of our garden blown down.
In allusion to Charley and Edwin taking a
pretty house at Chigwell, my mother writes that
the former  had thought of living there when he
was married, but whether that will ever take
place God only knows.   He had been very misera-
ble and ill lately, for he is a faithful lover to
that (I am afraid) false girl.      She adds a
caution in case of my going to Canada as to
my  opening my heart  to my cousins. (I fancy
myself doing that to any with Bolton blood in
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Thirteen: page sixty-seven
Description:Describes a letter received from his mother.
Subject:Bolton, Rosa (Gunn); Brown, George, Mrs. (Bartholomew, Winchester); Damoreau, Charles (Brown); Gunn, Charles; Gunn, Edwin; Gunn, Samuel, Mrs.; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Kidder, Charlotte (Whytal, Granville); Kidder, Rebecca (Morse); Women
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Scan Date:2011-01-29


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.