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                 Heylyn s Confessions.
him, saw to the sending of my baggage to his
house and called at the office of W. Rogers, in
the Arcade.    He is an Attorney and Counsellor
at Law, also the husband of Jim Parton s sis-
ter.    Not finding him, I set off with Heylyn to
his house, a neat wooden one, towards the outskirts,
about a mile s distance from his place of busi-
ness.   On the road, he volunteered certain con-
fidences.   You ll see a Mrs. Brinton there,  he
said;  maybe I m too intimate with her; but you
know how it is with my wife  (an allusion to her
prolapsus interi)    she knows all about it and
doesn t mind.      Furthermore, however, it appeared
that Mrs. Heylyn had declared a good deal of
detestation of her husband, not directly on account
of his infidelity, which she had consented to, or
connived at; but because she  had got it
into her head  that he thought more of Jean than
of herself, and  had taken a spite against him. 
She had been so, he said, ever since her accident;
he believed she was going crazy; he would have
to send her away, if it went on; there was no
living with her.   She had talked about getting a
divorce, living away from him; to either of which
propositions he would consent, and he had suggested that
she should go to visit some acquaintances for a
month or two; just to see how she liked it.
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Seventeen: page forty-five
Description:Regarding Edward Heylyn's domestic situation.
Date:1861-07-10
Subject:Brinton, Eugenie Addie; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Heylyn, Edward; Heylyn, Liz; Marriage; Parton, James; Parton, Mary (Rogers); Rogers, William; Women
Coverage (City/State):[Rochester, New York]
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.