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      Reminiscences about Mrs. Gouverneur.
lord, in consequence of her behavior; was not
allowed to appear at table; having her meals
sent to her room.    There was a stormy scene, in
which she told the man, who probably would soon
have tired of her as a mistress, and had no
desire to make her his wife, that everybody in the
hotel attributed Gladdy s parentage to him   knew
of the intimacy between them!  You advance a rea-
son for my refusing to marry you!  he said.       Un-
questionably he was half-bullied, half-cajoled into
making her his wife.        She was very handsome,
then; Mrs. Leslie s mother remembers her ap-
pearance blazing in hired diamonds, at a hotel-
ball.       Gill seems to have been ruined by her folly
and extravagance.       He was in the South Ameri-
can trade, used to go to Caracras, where she
once lived with him.    Her present husband told
her that he hadn t a cent; she responded that
she must have a husband and married him.
  Kendal joined our party in the evening.   He
lived at Charleston for eight years, I find, and
is naturally Southern in sentiment.    We smoked,
had our grog, and I stayed till 11.           I like Mrs.
Leslie; she seems a sensible woman and the
match a capital one.     Leslie himself is about
as well-mated and as happy as he could be.
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Sixteen: page one hundred and fifty-six
Description:Regarding Mrs. Griffin's past husbands.
Date:1861-05-05
Subject:Gill; Gouverneur; Gouverneur, Adolphus (""Gladdy""); Gouverneur, Mrs. (Gill, Griffin); Gunn, Thomas Butler; Kendall
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]; Charleston, [South Carolina]
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.