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              Haney talks of  Allie Vernon, 
only obtained his marital rights when she
was sick and unable to prevent him.   It was
a  marriage of convenience,  and she didn t love
him; a man much older than herself.          Subse-
quent to his death, she was in receipt of a fine
income, and travelled throughout the south, and
returning, mixed with the elite of Boston society,
until Bodisco, the Russian minister, informed her
that a nearer heir to the revenue she was
then enjoying had been discovered.  Then she
disappeared from  society  and went to embroidery,
making a good income at it.          This is her
story.              One good promises to come out of
this; Damoreau seems disposed to stick to his
good sister, Emma.                       We went to
the  Optimus  in the afternoon, sitting an hour
or more, then up the 5th avenue, where we
parted, I to Mrs Potter s, finding Haney
in his room.   Some chance remark brought up
the subject of Sol Eytinge and  Allie Vernon,  when
a few facts turned up in elucidation of the past.
Haney thinks that Allie was really not married
to Covill; there was also another male favorite
in possession, even when Sol was enjoying Allie s 
favors!         She did the passional attra^|c|tive business
to all Sol s friends, both before and after the
marriage, would lie between Sol and Cahill
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Fourteen: page one hundred and one
Description:Describes Charles Damoreau's troubles with his wife.
Date:1860-11-11
Subject:Bodisco; Brown, Emma; Cahill, Frank; Coville; Damoreau, Beatrice (Prideaux); Damoreau, Charles (Brown); Eytinge, Solomon; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Marriage; Potter, Mrs.; Vernon, Allie (Margaret Eytinge); Women
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]; Boston, [Massachusetts]
Coverage (Street):5th Avenue
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.