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	News and Death of Andreotti.
gossip with Mrs Potter.     News of Mrs Church.
She has visited the place of Andreotti s nativity,
experienced a friendly reception from his mother
and discovered that he did not misrepresent his
position as she had distrusted.  The man himself
is dead; he returned home, went insane in a caf 
while reading an American newspaper (nothing
particular in it) and died raving in a lunatic
asylum ten days after.   It appears his marriage
with Miss Church was a bigamy; that he had
privately been united to the Kentucky lady he was
supposed to have seduced, who died   I think
poisoned herself.    Andreotti having secured Mrs
Church s money went secretly to Philadelphia
to meet her.       Mrs Potter was extremely friend-
ly and saponaceous with me, insomuch that I
wasn t a bit surprised to hear from Leslie,
that she had abused me pretty recently.   In Les-
lie s room with him and his wife, supped,
stayed an hour, then to Chapin s.  He didn t 
preach, so to 745.    The family, excepting Jack,
Matty and their father (who presently came in,
from a visit to the Hayes  at Mrs Potters) in-
cluding Miss Ann.   Haney, Knudsen and Honey-
well there.      Promiscuous talk and presently
the inevitable tete a tete with Sally.          Walked
home with Haney and up and down together,
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Thirteen: page two hundred and twenty-four
Description:Describes hearing news of Mrs. Church and Andreotti from Mrs. Potter.
Date:1860-09-09
Subject:Andreotti; Andreotti, Mrs.; Chapin, E.H.; Church, Mrs. (Andreotti); Edwards, Ann; Edwards, Eliza; Edwards, George; Edwards, John; Edwards, Martha; Edwards, Sally (Nast); Edwards, Sarah; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Honeywell, Charles; Knudsen, Carl Wilhelm; Leslie, Marion; Leslie, William; Potter, Mrs.; Women
Coverage (City/State):[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.