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    Men who have disregarded one of Sancho s
and had a pipe and a talk till 12.            The
suspicions of George Arnold and Shepherd relative
to Bob Gun s marriage, that he has wedded
an old flame of his, one with whom he had an
adulterous intimacy during her husband s life,
appear to be justified.       The husband was a
well-to-do man, an inventor, who had visited
this country.    Bob renewed the intimacy with the
widow on his return to England and two months
after his departure from Scotland, married her.
Cahill knew of the business; indeed, Gun talk-
ed of it antecedently, to Arnold and others here;
so Cahill could not but guess the identity.   Bob,
of course, don t want it published in
gossip here and I don t think Cahill would have
said anything, but for my inquiring.     What a
many of my acquaintances and quasi-acquaintances
have chosen partners-in-life of dubious antecedents;
or would be shy of what led to their selections:
Jim Parton, Bellew, the two Wauds, Sol Ey-
tinge, Heylyn, Bob Gun, Damoreau (for 
I believe Madame ex-Pradeaux s belongings were un-
equivocal)   and more than I can think of, just
now, not to mention such small fry as little 
what d y call himx   ex-friend of the nauseous
Watson.    It s an edifying record, highly sug-
	x Edge.
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Sixteen: page sixty
Description:Regarding Bob Gun's relationship with his wife prior to marriage.
Subject:Arnold, George; Bellew, Frank; Bourne, Bertha Frances Blake (Gun); Cahill, Frank; Damoreau, Beatrice (Prideaux); Damoreau, Charles (Brown); Edge, Frederick; Eytinge, Solomon; Gun, Robert; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Heylyn, Edward; Marriage; Parton, James; Shepherd, N.G.; Watson, Frederick; Waud, Alfred; Waud, William
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Scan Date:2010-05-24


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.