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                 Mrs. Augustus Rawlings.
whilome nestled.          Mrs Rawlings is not yet
twenty, pretty, plump, with regular features and
nice dark hair, a real household beauty.    Char-
mingly-dressed, she had a touch of that petted, pout-
ing, spoilt-childish air which one doesn t object to
in very young and pretty women.   Indeed she was
a dear little goose, which didn t prevent her from
being affectionate, hospitable, and a good and indus-
trious wife.         Such is the young woman, country
bred, of good family, and among this place with
fifty acres attached to it,   with an ample fortune
besides   that Rawlings has got for a wife.     She
was an orphan, her name Unadilla Elmen-
dorf; the latter respectable Knickerbocker appeal-
tion is yet on the brass plate ornamenting the door
of the house.     Rawlings met her during the Prince
of Wales tour, his unmatchable assurance, the 
girl s liking and I suppose the absence of guard-
ians and protectors, secured the irrepressible doc-
tor the prize.      I can imagine she thought him a
magnificent man.     The pair have a baby, a
child of sixteen or eighteen months, named Maud,
which sturdy little thing dances and sings and
waltzes with a chair to the inordinate admiration
of grandpapa and grandmamma Rawlings.    They
pet  Una  too, discreetly but after the same
manner.          Quigg has grown very fat since
his return from the peninsular.   He is of Nast s
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty-One: page forty-two
Description:Describes Mrs. Augustus Rawlings.
Date:1862-10-25
Subject:Elmendorf, Unadilla (Rawlings); Gunn, Thomas Butler; Quigg, John; Rawlings; Rawlings, Augustus; Rawlings, Maud; Rawlings, Mrs.; Women
Coverage (City/State):[Tivoli, New York]
Scan Date:2010-10-18

 

Volume
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty-One
Description:Includes Gunn's descriptions of his experiences as a war correspondent for ""The New York Tribune"" at New Orleans, Louisiana, and Baton Rouge, Louisiana; boarding house living; a visit to the Rawlings family; a fight with Mr. Blankman at his boarding house; his journey on the North Star with the Banks expedition; the re-occupation of Baton Rouge by Union forces; a visit to a sugar plantation in Louisiana; and Fanny Fern's daughter Grace Thomson's death.
Subject:African Americans; Boardinghouses; Bohemians; Civil War; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Journalism; Military; Publishers and publishing; Transportation; Travel; Women
Coverage (City/State):New York, New York; New Orleans, Louisiana; Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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.