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	   Damoreau at Home.
didn t appear.   I believe she had surveyed our
party through the window and resolved not to
risk tea for us.      The Crocketts are to some ex-
tent charmed with her; Jack s wife congratula-
ted Larry, with feminine irony, on having found
 an intellectual woman  at last.      She instinctively
distrusts Mrs. D., whom she has not yet met.
Damoreau returned with us to the Crockett s
house; we had stone-throwing and lager by the
way, and, after supper, pipes and talk.        I don t
think Charley s routine of life is a very jolly
one, now.    Up at 5, a two mile walk to New-
ark, a railroad journey to New York, wood-peck-
ing till 6, then return   to  Madame.    She was
evidently alarmed at the idea of her bread-winner
escaping her; hence her comparative rapid assent
to his demands that she should leave Boston.
Haney and I returned to New York by the 9
o clock train, had a dull hour at 745, where
were Morris, Honeywell and the inevitable Nast,
and then parted.            I should like to have
seen Nicholas to-day; neither he nor the Crock-
etts visit at 745 now.        They have been invited
to share our celebration of the Fourth of July,
as has Damoreau, but I don t think they ll 
come   unless Madame is curious about the
Edwardses.
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Seventeen: page thirty-five
Description:Describes a visit to the Crocketts and Charles Damoreau at Newark.
Date:1861-06-30
Subject:Crokett, John; Crockett, Larry; Damoreau, Beatrice (Prideaux); Damoreau, Charles (Brown); Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Honeywell, Charles; Morris, James (K. N. Pepper); Nast, Thomas; Nicholas, John G.W.
Coverage (City/State):Newark, [New Jersey]; New York, [New York]; Boston, [Massachusetts]
Scan Date:2010-06-09

 

Volume
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Seventeen
Description:Includes Gunn's descriptions of the scene in New York at the commencement of the Civil War; his visits to military camps in and around New York City as a reporter for ""The New York Evening Post;"" boarding house living; a bridal reception at the Edwards family's residence in honor of the marriage of Sally Edwards and Thomas Nast; a visit to the Heylyn and Rogers families in Rochester; and his trip to Paris, Ontario, to visit George Bolton and the Conworths.
Subject:Boardinghouses; Bohemians; Civil War; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Journalism; Marriage; Military; Publishers and publishing; Travel; Women
Coverage (City/State):New York, New York; Paris, Ontario, Canada ; Rochester, 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.