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	A damnable Letter.
his children being in the room.        In consenting
to future arrangements, while re-iterating her
satisfaction at being relieved of connubial res-
ponsibilities, she says she might hope for
more privileges were Miss Brown  an ordinary
sister, but as she is mother, sister, wife &c 
  out upon the wicked woman s foul heard and
imagination!      With a good deal of cleverly
written news about the children s doings, prayers
and prattlings, and the request that as Damo-
reau and she  are no longer husband and 
wife,  they may be but  Beatrice and Charles in
future,  the letter concludes.         She thanks him,
emphatically, by the bye, for the money, but wish-
es it was not required by the childrens  sickness and necessi-
ties to which it is devoted.                     Out with
Damoreau, to 16th street, then with Haney
to the Central Park.     A very cold, windy
day, but sunny and exhilarating.    We walked
the distance, rambled hither and thither and
returned by car, Damoreau getting out to dine
with Haney.    In doors all the afternoon, to
Chapin s in the evening.   Anne and her admirer
King were in the family pew, I sat in another.
To the house subsequently. Parton had been there for three or four hours in the evening. Mr and Mrs E.,
Mrs George, Jack and Sally in the basement Haney and the
two other girls up-stairs, with Anne and King,
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Fourteen: page one hundred and thirty-one
Description:Regarding the relationship between Charles Damoreau and his wife.
Date:1860-11-25
Subject:Brown, Emma; Damoreau, Beatrice (Prideaux); Damoreau, Charles (Brown); Edwards, Ann; Edwards, Eliza; Edwards, George; Edwards, George, Jr., Mrs.; Edwards, John; Edwards, Martha; Edwards, Sally (Nast); Edwards, Sarah; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; King, William; Marriage; Parton, James
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):16th Street
Scan Date:2010-04-29

 

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.