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              A Woman s horrible Slander.
being the cause of them.    She would have had
him adopt lettres-francais, accused him of ma-
king her body  a sink,  and generally took a
damnable French or Italian view of matrimony.
 If you ever do this again,  she cried, raving,
during child-birth,  I shall kill you!    But the
most horrible thing is yet to narrate.   She asserted
to Damoreau that a certain Mrs. Barker, once
their landlady in Brooklyn, had told her that
Charley had admitted that his good old maid of
a sister had initiated him into sexual intercourse
  that the tie between them was incest!   Of course
it s a lie, bred in the horrible imagination of the
infernal woman herself   none but such could
have dreampt it.          She hated to see Charley s 
sister kiss him; tried to extort a promise that
he would not allow it!   So much for the
present for the Italianx woman called Beatrice
Damoreau.               Charley went away at 2,
and by 4, I walked up to 16th street.             Was
a little blue at finding Haney out, so return-
ing by Broadway, had passed the dear house
by a block or two when I, dreading going back
to my lonely attic, determined on calling and
was right glad I did.             Firelight before lighting
the gas, paterfamilias in his arm chair, Mrs
E. near him, Haney (there from the morning)
	x Irish.
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Fourteen: page one hundred and nineteen
Description:Describes a talk with Charles Damoreau about Damoreau's wife.
Date:1860-11-18
Subject:Barker, Mrs.; Brown, Emma; Damoreau, Beatrice (Prideaux); Damoreau, Charles (Brown); Edwards, George; Edwards, Sarah; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Marriage; Pregnancy; Women
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]; Brooklyn, [New York]
Coverage (Street):16th 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.