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	       Mrs. Damoreau.
that she lived in the same relations with the
elderly Frenchman as her mother did with the Ita-
lian.)      Lying would seem to be the woman s
especial weakness; she cackled to all the neigh-
bors around Damoreau s house near Boston,
how she was not sorry to obtain retirement, as
she had been pursued with carnal intent by
J. Russell Lowell, Holmes, Amos Lawrence,
Rufus Choate and Heaven knows how many more
Boston celebrities, who had perhaps never set eyes
upon her distrustful countenance.     Indeed she
made similar charges against almost every man
of her acquaintance, besides lying about her pre-
sent husband in an unexampled manner;
asserting that she had caught him
in bed with an Irish servant wench, (a very
trollop, says W. Waud), and going into nau-
seous particulars about his behavior to her including  things
that are only talked of by Massachusetts women, 
adds Will   who is married to one.)   Altogether
Madame Damoreau unquestionably merits becoming
the subject of Chapter the second of that Book of
Bitches which ought to be written; the illustrious
Fanny, of course, having unquestionable title to the
first.            Damoreau seems to have been almost
as free in his confidence with W. Waud, during
their Boston sojourn, as with myself in New York.
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Seventeen: page two hundred and fifteen
Description:Describes a conversation with William Waud about Mrs. Damoreau.
Date:1861-09-27
Subject:Choate, Rufus; Damoreau, Beatrice (Prideaux); Damoreau, Charles (Brown); Fern, Fanny; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Holmes, Oliver Wendell, Sr.; Lawrence, Amos; Lowell, J. Russell; Waud, William; Waud, William, Mrs.; Women
Coverage (City/State):New York, [New York]; Boston, Massachusetts
Scan Date:2010-06-15

 

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.