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	       A Bridal  Reception. 
mise that her imperfect pronunciation of minor
words in the English language is an affectation
  a deliberately-adopted hypocrisy rather, 
intended to carry out her bogus pretensions
to an Italian origin.           Damoreau, with the sides
of his face shaven, but moustached and bearded,
looked like a small-headed Algerine Mephis-
topheles.        Presently we all adjourned to a
house three or four doors off, where the  reception 
was in progress.        Jack Crockett and his bride
stood at one end of a parlor; to them all
invited guests, male and female, addressed their
compliments, presently dispersing about the
room or entering the farther one to partake of
refreshments.     Nicholas and Haney found their
offices almost a sinecure, for the wedded pair
stood not far from the door.     The bride, recently a
Miss Caroline S. Chapman, looked pale and
waxen.          I gossipped a little with Mat and
Eliza (certainly the handsomest girls in the room)
with Nicholas and Damoreau, and after half
an hours  stay, returned with half a dozen men,
to Larry s house, for a smoke.      Thence came
Haney, Mr. Edwards, Jack, Larry Crockett
and Damoreau, and we made a man s party of
it, with spirits, smoke, talk, songs and re-
citations (on the part of Damoreau.)  At 10 came
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Eighteen: page two hundred
Description:Describes Jack Crockett's wedding reception.
Date:1862-01-29
Subject:Chapman, Caroline S. (Crockett); Crockett, John; Crockett, Larry; Damoreau, Beatrice (Prideaux); Damoreau, Charles (Brown); Edwards, Eliza; Edwards, George; Edwards, John; 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.