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  19.  Wednesday.   Damoreau appeared, ha-
ving a day s holiday in common with those of
his craft on Harper s.      He and Cahill chat-
tered while I scribbled   compilation work
for the Budget.      Cahill going down town,
I spoke of Nicholas  marriage.      Quite a
romantic affair, quoth Charley,   sensible
match, too,   lady neither very young nor hand-
some   had fallen in love with George Wash-
ington Nicholas while he was engaged to his
first wife   never said anything about it  
had once met him, a married man, in the
cars on the way from Newark to New York
  had spent a platonic day with him   re-
cently the pair had resumed their acquaintance
at the juncture where it had been broken off.
I spoke uncommittingly of Nicholas  pen-
chant for Sally Edwards and heard his ver-
sion of the affair, from Damoreau.   A mere
flirtation   he never intended anything   he could-
n t, of course, think seriously of such a match  
he had a little girl aged so and so who must
have a step-mother able to take care of her   the
girl.    (Sally) seemed taken with him and the
family seemed to expect it   he thought they
were a little disappointed &c &c ! !           Damo-
reau believed all this.    How mad it would
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Eighteen: page two hundred and thirty-seven
Description:Describes a conversation with Charles Damoreau about John Nicholas and his bride.
Subject:Cahill, Frank; Damoreau, Charles (Brown); Edwards, Sally (Nast); Gunn, Thomas Butler; Laurence, Jane (Nicholas); Nicholas, John G.W.
Coverage (City/State):New York, [New York]
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.