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	And Mrs. Winchester.
written in  Ned Buntline s Own,  and been made
love to by that nauseous scoundrel and, I think, too
by Joe Scoville.        She talks now of George Brown
as though he were a god-like individual;  there
is no doubt,  says poor sister Emma, to Charley,
 that he was the passion of her life!   Why, she d 
have done the same about Ned Buntline.     When
I was at the house, the discourse falling upon hair
Mrs. W. talked of the  glorious auburn  of George s,
with staggering composure.     His locks wa were
undeniably carrotty, as every mortal of his acquain-
tance knew.        The woman does this out of
sheer egotism and self-exaltation; it s  what
a noble, generous, intellectual, disinterested creature
I am for having such feelings!         She has a sham
enthusiasm, sham affections, sham griefs, sham
loves; nothing is real but her barren vanity.
After George Brown s death there was a man
at New Orleans who wanted her daughter; who
was played, fast and loose, with, dropped a good
deal of money and finally didn t get the daughter.
It s Becky Sharp-dom, with none of Becky s
cleverness; inherently the women are not a whit
higher than the  Belles  and  Dellie s  of Cahill
and Bob Gun intimacy.                  Damoreau had
the offer of purchasing Lotty s house-hold furniture!
He has seen  Alleyne  as an actor, in Boston,
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Fourteen: page ninety-eight
Description:Describes Mrs. Kidder's sister Mrs. Winchester and the traits of her family.
Date:1860-11-11
Subject:Brown, Emma; Brown, George; Brown, George, Mrs. (Bartholomew, Winchester); Buntline, Ned; Cahill, Frank; Clemo, Isabella; Damoreau, Charles (Brown); Granville, Arthur (Alleyne); Gun, Robert; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Kidder, Charlotte (Whytal, Granville); Scoville, Joe; St. Orme, Adelle; Women
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]; New Orleans, [Louisiana]; Boston, [Massachusetts]
Scan Date:2010-04-27

 

Volume
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Fourteen
Description:Includes descriptions of attending a lecture by J.H. Siddons on Queen Victoria; seeing tightrope walker Charles Blondin perform; boarding house living; his freelance writing and drawing work; visits to the Edwards family and his friendship with Sally Edwards; a visit of the Prince of Wales, the future Edward VII of Great Britain, to New York; his work as a reporter for ''The New York World;'' a visit to a dog fighting establishment; an evening spent at the 4th Ward police station awaiting 1860 election returns; and Gunn's experience as a correspondent for ""The New York Evening Post"" in Charleston, South Carolina, in the aftermath of South Carolina's secession from the federal government.
Subject:Boardinghouses; Civil War; Elections; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Journalism; Military; Police; Publishers and publishing; Secession; Slavery; Slaves; Travel
Coverage (City/State):New York, New York; Charleston, South Carolina
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 2010 Missouri History Museum.
Source:Page images, transcriptions, and metadata of the Thomas Butler Gunn diaries have been provided by the Missouri History Museum.