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horrible carelessless at Grace s ac-
couchment.     She was hot in bed,
so what must Mort do but lift her
out, on to a settee, beside an open
window, and this in December!
They congratulated one another on
their successful defiance of the doctor.
 It almost seems as if he
wanted to kill her!  commented
Mrs Edwards, narrating this.      If
Grace had lived, indeed, Mort s squander-
ing her money must have been dis-
covered to her.    When his first wife,
poor little  Chips  was in labor,
the fool and brute put his head into
the room and checked the birth
for half an hour.      There was a
regular drunken howl about her
bed, too.    Ah well !  the poor young
wives may compare experiences,
now, where he won t come in a 
hurry.       I shall live to believe in
original sin after all, I m afraid.
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty-Two: page one hundred and eighty-nine
Description:Regarding a conversation with Dr. Dixon about the death of Grace Thomson.
Subject:Dixon, E.H.; Edwards, Sarah; Eldredge, Grace (Thomson); Gunn, Thomas Butler; Marriage; Thomson, Anna (''Chips''); Thomson, Mortimer (Doesticks); Women
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Scan Date:2011-01-03


Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty-Two
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, as well as his preparations in New York for going back to England.
Subject:Boardinghouses; Civil War; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Journalism; Military; 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 2011 Missouri History Museum.
Source:Page images, transcriptions, and metadata of the Thomas Butler Gunn diaries have been provided by the Missouri History Museum.