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                The Hayes Family.
in dignified six-foot silence; as he had a
row with the incarnation of feminine respecta-
bility about a bad $5 bill which she declared
he gave her, in part payment for board; which
event induced his removal.          The cheating
of Hayes senior, Leslie takes in pretty good
part; his notion of winning, includes
the expending of the money in a supper, to which
he says they never invite himself and wife.
The old lady and Ned they like extremely,
as everybody does.   The old couple have odd
little spats, but are the best friends in the world.
and Mrs. Hayes being a sensible old-lady, has a
funny perception of the humbug of Mrs. Potter s
delicacy and gentility.         Altogether the Hayes fa-
mily present a most amusing and genial picture.
Both Leslie and his wife declare that Mrs. Pot.
cheated at cards, too!                 Talking of
Mrs. Theodore Griffin s departure for Europe,
Mrs. Leslie told how her mother had known
the woman, when Mrs. Gill, sending for her, when
an acquaintance, to either be a witness against
or assist her in inducing Gouverneur to marry
her.     This occurred at the Havard Hotel
in Broadway, of course after Gill s death.   She
had received warning to leave from the land-
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Sixteen: page one hundred and fifty-five
Description:Regarding the Hayes family.
Date:1861-05-05
Subject:Card games; Gill; Gouverneur; Gouverneur, Mrs. (Gill, Griffin); Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hayes; Hayes, Mrs.; Hayes, Edward; Leslie, Marion; Leslie, William; Potter, Mrs.
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):Broadway
Scan Date:2010-06-07

 

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.