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		Harlotry Players.
a clever and handsome but notoriously unchaste
wife who, after many inconstancies which would
have been scandalous out of her class, relinquished
 Dolly  for Charles Mathews, to whom she is now
married.       There was a row between the two actors
in consequence, and I remember Mort. Thomson
and even Haney indignantly championing Davenport s injuries
  as if the lewdness and inebriety of the fellow
entitled him to any sort of consideration.
Fanny Browne is said to be a fascinating little
creature, now playing  Dora Sunnyside  in Bour-
cicault s  Octoroon.   She lives at a Houston St
tavern with Davenport, who is vain of her his
mistress   who was a lawyer by profession, is notorious as a debauchee and occasionally gets drunk.   Pearson
has the reputation of being the  best countryman 
and  Yorkshireman  on the stage.     In private
he bullies his family and sings grossly obscene songs.    With these people
are a rabblement of theatrical Jews and hang-
ers on, who lead dissolute and debauched lives
by day, getting their living of evenings.   Le Sage
painted the harlotry players truly enough, a couple
of hundreds of years ago; the picture only
needs a certain amount of modernization to
make it the truth at the present day.
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Eighteen: page thirty-four
Description:Describes various New York actors.
Subject:Actors; Books and reading; Browne, Fanny; Davenport, Adolphus; Davenport, Adolphus, Mrs.; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Mathews, Charles; Pearson, Harry; Theater; Thomson, Mortimer (Doesticks); Women
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):Houston Street
Scan Date:2010-06-14


Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Eighteen
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 life, the shooting of Sergeant Davenport by Captain Fitz James O'Brien for insubordination, and Frank Bellew's marital troubles.
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.