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	Damoreau talks of
but never identified him with Granville until
I told him.         A bad actor, says Charley, a
snobby, supercilious loafer.     Whytal, on the
report of Mrs Winchester to Damoreau, has mar-
ried again.       It may be so, or may be a lie.
  Charley is going to try conclusions with his
wife.   She has not answered his last letter, where
fore he doesn t remit the usual weekly money.
He declares his intention of only allowing her the 
barest sum, $6 or $8 weekly unless she incon-
tinently succumbs and resolves to be a wife, to
all intents and purposes   and to give her all
the legal trouble possible before she gets that.
He has now had twelve months of the responsibili-
ties of a husband, none of its privileges.       He
will say to her  take the children or let me
have them   do as you please   or go to the devil! 
For years she has been threatening separation,
he is willing to let it be so, now.         When the
prospect of putting her love for her children into
the shape of hard work   of which she has had
some experience   is presented to her, instead of
the sure receipt of $15 or $20 a week from
a man to whom she accords nothing but coldness,
he believes she will succumb and that he will
have one of the best wives in the world.   Otherwise
he shall avow his intentions of giving free char-
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Fourteen: page ninety-nine
Description:Describes Charles Damoreau's troubles with his wife.
Subject:Actors; Brown, George, Mrs. (Bartholomew, Winchester); Damoreau, Beatrice (Prideaux); Damoreau, Charles (Brown); Granville, Arthur (Alleyne); Gunn, Thomas Butler; Marriage; Whytal, John; Women
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Scan Date:2010-04-27


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.