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	          A  Sell  on Morris.
he obtained scholars   teaching French probably  
and remittances from Boston, hoarding the lat-
ter and living meanly until he could compass the
desire of his heart, returning to Paris.       He did
this with a German girl or woman   Hillard
says of respectable family   whom he  seduced. 
He was engaged to be married in Boston, but
broke the engagement dishonorably.  Hitchings in-
troduced him to the Hillards, but he and they
presently found him out and vote him, now, a
mean, slow animal.          To Bellew s.   Found
Mr Wheeler, Haney and Morris there; the first
soon left.    Talk, ale and smoke.            Apropos
of Morris, there s been a bit of  sell  at his ex-
pense.   Calling on me unsuccessfully t other day, he
soundly rated Mrs. Boley for having told Miss Ma-
guire that he was married to that extraordinary
Mrs. Bryant, with whom he went to the east
  a rumor, I think of my originating   which
Cahill had  sworn to.   Morris, it seem, had
called in his gay bachelor character on little Ma-
guire, procuring her address from Mrs Boley,
when Miss M. had insisted that he was mar-
ried, despite his contradictions.   Mrs Boley
declares that Morris was seriously exasperated
in consequence.     We laughed over this, talked
of the war (more amicably than at 745) and
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Eighteen: page seventy-seven
Description:Describes a conversation with Frank Hillard about John Ware.
Date:1861-11-24
Subject:Bellew, Frank; Boley, Susan; Bryant, Mrs.; Cahill, Frank; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Hillard, Frank; Hillard, Oliver; Hitchings; Maguire, Sarah Louisa; Morris, James (K. N. Pepper); Ware, John; Wheeler
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Scan Date:2010-06-14

 

Volume
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.