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Sunday Courier, were fellow boarders in the
sty of concupiscence, the scene of these possible
nastiness.        Watson was privy to the amour
of Abrams with the Mrs Norris whom Bil-
lington had to do with subsequently; indeed,
in conjunction with Gayler, he was present
at the affecting parting between the pair, when
Abrams went to London for the first time.
Mrs Norris, alias Green (for she was known
under both names)   whom Watson eulogizes
Priapishly, exacted the lust of Gayler, who
wanted to return home with her, but she, dis-
liking his appearance, entreated Fred to enter-
the carriage and order the driver to proceed, as
she didn t want that  big red-faced man  to
know her address.   Gayler says Watson, resent-
ed this; at his, Watson s expense.      In his talk
of the women Watson evidently wished me to
infer that he had shared her favors.         He has
known Billington for some time, and, with
Abrams, lived next door to him, when he (Bil-
lington) moved from this hosue to Beach Street,
near Hudson, where I once visited him.           Wat-
son says Gayler is married to the woman he
lives with; I have chronicled his story else-
where.         Gonzalo s kingdom   all whores and
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Eighteen: page two hundred and thirty-six
Description:Describes a conversation with Fred Watson about Mrs. Norris and Charles Gayler.
Subject:Abrams; Billington; Gayler, Charles; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Norris, Milly (Green); Watson, Frederick
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):Beach 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.