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            Mrs. Damoreau  comes down. 
but little.   Damoreau came, read a letter
received from his wife, in answer to his decla-
ration of independence of last Sunday.    It was,
as usual, a clever, damnable epistle, but it
intimated victory on his side.    Comparatively
ignoring her assertion that money was the
only bond between them, she assumed that she
had intended to comply with his request that she
should come to New York, her sickenss   which
she dwelt on with evident exaggeration   being the
cause of her deferring it.           His threat of stop-
ping the supplies has evidently frightened her,
she rages, but proposes to obey.      She is glad
he had thrown off the mask of affection, charges
him openly and by implication with selfishness,
deceit and infidelity, bids him  plant
horns on every man s door  and wonders  how
they would become him,  but accepts his propo-
sition, clutching, as it were, at the money and
the practical divorce suggested.     She profes-
ses ignorance as to his having worked so hard-
ly and adds  you must surely have earned a
deal of money!     Incidentally she inquires
 how would you like it if I were to expose
my person in the presence of your office boy? 
which allusion he explains by saying that he
once put no a clean shirt before his servant-girl,
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Fourteen: page one hundred and thirty
Description:Regarding the relationship between Charles Damoreau and his wife.
Date:1860-11-25
Subject:Damoreau, Beatrice (Prideaux); Damoreau, Charles (Brown); Gunn, Thomas Butler; Marriage; Women
Coverage (City/State):New York, [New York]
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.