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             Damoreau writes to his Wife,
crimp Damoreau, and he presently joined
Haney and me I at the office.  Up-town in the
dusk together, Charley talking as of old, I
hypochondriac, horribly miserable.  Damoreau
supped with me, stayed an hour and then
we went to Haney s, where Boweryem almost
immediately joined us, where Hayes was and
where we had whiskey, smoke and talk.      Char-
ley left at about 10, having moved to a new
boarding-house in Madison Street, Boweryem
and I stopped an hour later.               A wretched
day was this to me, utterly beyond description.
  18.  Sunday.   Persistent rain forbade all
idea of our proposed excursion to Fort Lee
or elsewhere, nevertheless Charley gave me
his company like a good fellow.      Most part
of the morning he employed in writing a letter
to his wife in answer to one received from her,
and which he read to me.         It was an infer-
nal epistle, hard, greedy, exacting, merciless.
It asserted that  money, money, money,  was
the only bond between them and re-iterated the
cry of the horse-leech s daughter,  Give! give!
give!     Commencing as usual with  My hus-
band,  it went on with a statement about her
sickness, declaring the cost of medicated baths,
and doctor s fees with a cold-blooded affectation
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Fourteen: page one hundred and sixteen
Description:Describes a talk with Charles Damoreau about Damoreau's wife.
Date:1860-11-17
Subject:Boweryem, George; Damoreau, Beatrice (Prideaux); Damoreau, Charles (Brown); Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Hayes, Edward; Marriage
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):Madison Street
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.