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          Will Waud talks about Mrs. Damoreau.

[photograph of the Battery]
     Battery with Bath-House, looking towards James Island.

and Will reported Charley as relapsed into the
direst conjugal subjugation.  He and his fami-
ly live at Newark, New Jersey, Charley going
to and fro, to between New York, at night and
morning.    Waud discredits all  Madame s  story
about her Italian birth, puts her down as an
unmitigated liar, says that the fact of her mar-
riage with Prideaux, her first  husband  is de-
nied in Boston   that she was merely an elder-
ly Frenchman s mistress, a clever humbug and
ingenious disreputability.          Looking in at
the  Mercury  office, where we ascended to the
editorial rooms, we then returned to the hotel
and to supper, meeting young Vitriol who pro-
fessed to be sick afterwards, in the hall.  Sub-
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Fifteen: page thirty-eight
Description:Regarding Charles Damoreau and his wife.
Subject:Damoreau, Beatrice (Prideaux); Damoreau, Charles (Brown); Gunn, Thomas Butler; Marriage; Mitchel, John, Jr.; Prideaux; Waud, William
Coverage (City/State):[Charleston, South Carolina]; Newark, New Jersey; New York, [New York]; Boston, [Massachusetts]
Scan Date:2010-05-07


Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Fifteen
Description:Describes 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, including a conflict between A.H. Colt and Mr. Woodward, a visit to Sullivan's Island, John Mitchel's tale of assisting with the lynching of an abolitionist, attending a celebration in honor of Benjamin Mordecai, Will Waud's arrival in Charleston, the scene in Charleston the day the ''Star of the West'' was fired upon by the Morris Island battery, pistol and rifle practice with various Charlestonians, a rumor in New York about his having been tarred and feathered in Charleston, a visit to the quarters of the ''Richland Rifles,'' witnessing a slave auction, and a visit to Colonel Bull's home.
Subject:Boardinghouses; Books and reading; Civil War; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Journalism; Military; 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.