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	   The Crocketts  at Home. 
Matty and Eliza, the latter with their pretty fa-
ces en rigollette.    Across the Hudson; twenty
minutes waiting in cars; then to Newark.       A
slushy, slippery, drizzly, wintry walk to 2, Orange
Place; where we found the newly-married man,
his brother and father, and others.    Chaff and chat,
a standing meal, while the girls were dressing, up-
stairs.     Nicholas and Haney in white kid gloves,
as presenters to the bride and bridegroom, during
the approaching reception.   Nicholas handsome
and gentlemanly as ever; they say he is going to
get married in a few days  time.        A quiet
cigar; the girls descend and tea; Mr. and
Mrs. Damoreau arrive.     I hadn t seen the
woman for some years and was curious to ob-
serve how she d impress me.          She looks Irish
  unmistakeably so.       At a little distance a
near-sighted person, like myself, might mistake
her for a handsomish, rather voluptuous 
woman with a curious distrustful look 
about the eyebrows   a latent, evil glance, omi-
nous of a suspicious, wicked nature.  But
when I approached her, I found her features
coarse and ugly, her mouth brutal.       I am
sure she is a sensualist in some direction.   Her
breath stunk too, abominably.      She has good hair,
however, and was handsomely dressed.      I sur-
Page
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Eighteen: page one hundred and ninety-nine
Description:Describes Jack Crockett's wedding reception.
Date:1862-01-29
Subject:Crockett; Crockett, John; Crockett, Larry; Damoreau, Beatrice (Prideaux); Damoreau, Charles (Brown); Edwards, Eliza; Edwards, Martha; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Marriage; Nicholas, John G.W.; Women
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.