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	At Laura Keene s Theatre.
ly Dob s animadversions.            Harriet Mason,
Charley s next flame, or rather the revival of
an old one, is now married to a clergyman.
Her brother Dick Mason smashed that affair,
saying he had rather his sister were dead in
her coffin than see her as Charley s wife.  Emma
Brown thinks Harriet would have been the right
wife for Charley.              Talking of Alf Waud,
Damoreau suggests that his behavior to me,
the counterpart of his own experience of Alf, re-
sults from the same course, our knowledge of the
circumstances of his domestic relations.    This, in
conjunction with Sol Eytinge s companionship would
readily explain it.            Probably Alf is shy of
or hates all who know these antecedents; I who
know most necessarily come in for my turn.
  27.  Tuesday.   A dull, wet day.   Writing,
overhauling writing and drawing, unwell and
low-spirited, though not to an overwhelming de-
gree, nevertheless I was glad enough to see Damo-
reau in the evening.    To Laura Keene s theatre
together, seeing a spectacular burlesque of the ab-
surdest sort.      The house was crowded and we
stood during the two acts, at the third I was
recko recognized by Welden and beckoned to a
seat between him and Smith, of the Times.   Frank
Leslie was among the audience.         With Damo-
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Fourteen: page one hundred and thirty-four
Description:Describes a conversation with Charles Damoreau about Damoreau's old flames.
Date:1860-11-26
Subject:Brown, Emma; Damoreau, Charles (Brown); Dobson, Mrs.; Eytinge, Solomon; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Jewell, Mary (Waud); Leslie, Frank; Mason; Mason, Harriet; Smith, Elias; Theater; Waud, Alfred; Welden, Charles
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
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.