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	One of Damoreau s old Flames.
touched to the sail in behalf of.
  26.  Monday.   Wrote to Atwood in answer to
a letter received on Saturday and finished the story
that I have boggled over during the last fortnight.
To Harper s with the latter, saw Nordhoff.      To
 Courier  Office, then up-town, meeting Banks in the
park.          Writing all the afternoon, ill, diarrheaish
depressed and cold, the day clouding over with
a promise of snow, which it did not perform.
Wrote a letter to Mary Anne &c.      Was about
turning out in the evening to visit Bartow s or
Damoreau when the latter arrived, to my relief
and satisfaction.       He stayed till near midnight,
drinking and conversing.         Talking about the
incidents of nine years ago, he mentioned that
subsequent to the break-off between himself and
Lotty, when he was in Boston, he wrote a letter
to the girl whose  seduction  at Dobson s in Canal
Street, had caused his rejection by Annie Ward,
proposing that she should join him and hinting
the poss probability of marriage.    She refused in
a spirited manner which he rather admired.
He says she was handsome; I remember Dobson
described her as something of a trollop, saying
that she would come down stairs without stockings,
with slippers down at heel.        Her family was a
shifty lot, didn t pay up regularly, hence probab-
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Fourteen: page one hundred and thirty-three
Description:Describes a conversation with Charles Damoreau about Damoreau's old flames.
Date:1860-11-25
Subject:Atwood (advertiser); Banks, A.F.; Bartow; Damoreau, Charles (Brown); Greatbatch, Mary Anne; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Kidder, Charlotte (Whytal, Granville); Nordhoff; Ward, Annie; Women
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]; Boston, [Massachusetts]
Coverage (Street):Canal 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.