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      Mrs. Griffin-Gouverneur-Gill s husband.
talked of Damoreau, whom they have lionized
a good deal, though the state of thraldom into
which he has relapsed seems perceptible enough,
even to them.       Looked in at Haney s office,
took 6th avenue car to 16th street.   Haney in the
Hayes  room with a swollen and bandaged face,
akin to his throat complaint.       Dined at the
boarding-house table, in front of me Mr and Mrs
Theodore Griffin, the latter ex-Gouverneur.   She
looked pretty well; he is a sturdy squarish built
young man.     I gossipped a little with her, Mrs
Pot and with a comely deserted wife by my side.
There s been a row at Niagara among the Griffin
family, Mrs G. Mrs Potter s sister foreclosing
and purchasing the hotel, to secure her loans.
Mrs P. intimates that Mrs Theo. wanted to get the
hotel without paying for it.    They don t know any-
thing about one another, now.       Up-stairs again.
Jack Edwards came.      Mrs Pot played cars with
old Hayes, anon he played with Haney, I look-
ed over pictures, anon we talked, Jack and I
leaving at about 10.             Williston the watchma-
ker has gone crazy, after doing a good many kna-
vish transactions, among others disposing of two
watches confided to him by Haney and escheating
the money.       He used to look a jolly man. (He
kept a mistress.  Crazy story all bosh.  May 1861.)
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Sixteen: page fifty-six
Description:Mentions speaking to Mrs. Griffin (formerly Gouverneur) at Mrs. Potter's boarding house.
Date:1861-04-03
Subject:Boardinghouses; Crockett, John; Damoreau, Charles (Brown); Edwards, John; Gouverneur, Mrs. (Gill, Griffin); Griffin, Mrs.; Griffin, Theodore; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Hayes, Edward; Hayes; Nicholas, John G.W.; Potter, Mrs.; Williston
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):6th Avenue; 16th Street
Scan Date:2010-05-24

 

Volume
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Sixteen
Description:Includes Gunn's descriptions of the scene in New York at the commencement of the Civil War, boarding house living, visits to the Edwards family, Mort Thomson's engagement to Fanny Fern's daughter Grace Eldredge, Frank Cahill's return to New York from London, Frank Bellew's dissatisfaction with living in England, Thomas Nast's engagement to Sally Edwards, the scene in New York during the departure of the 7th New York Regiment for Washington, attending the wedding of Olive Waite and Hamilton Bragg, a visit with Frank Cahill to the camp of the 1st Regiment of New York Volunteers and the 2nd Regiment of New York State Militia on Staten Island, the death of Charles Welden, and his reporting work.
Subject:Boardinghouses; Bohemians; Civil War; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Journalism; Marriage; Military; Publishers and publishing; Women
Coverage (City/State):New York, New York
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.