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the current number of  Bleak House , as accompaniment.   Room, &
writing .    Waud came up and anon Whytal.     T was not Lotty
that the play-bill designated, but Mrs Pennoyer, Philadelphian
widow, whom I recollect.    She had intended to play, (one of Lott s parts)
but couldn t go through rehearsal, so didn t appear.         Lotty after
being applied to by Goodall time back, had heard no more of it,
though consenting to appear.      /      Evening writing till midnight.
Dillon rushed up by 9, but went to Erford s to join Mr Hart
and I saw him no more.
  23.  Saturday.  Twice to the  Daily Times   Office, leaving MS,
but not finding Raymond in either time.        In the afternoon Yewel
called, (one of the Artists we met up at Catskill,)   and stayed half
an hour or so.        Evening, supping at Sweeneys met Parsons there.
Met Damoreau, and with him and Waud to Vesey Street where I
was introduced to Madam Prideaux, as preliminary to  giving her
away  on the morrow.       Rather tall for a woman, brown hair, full
bust & figure, with an I-know-not-what sort of half-distrustful look
about the eyes.   She talked freely, her foreign accent being very perceptible.
  I and Waud left, and to Erfords, where Mr Hart, Dillon
& Yatman soon assembled, also, Whittle, (Robinson Street boarder and
crony of Kelly s.)    Talking, rallying &c getting up suspicions of
rivalry & feud twixt Dillon & Yatman  about certain girls of a family
they visit.          Damoreau came at 11.       More imbibition & merri-
ment till midnight.
  24.  Sunday.  Waud in room awhile, & Royal called.    /
At 1, I went to Vesey Street,  in room with Damoreau & Madame
P.      Dined with them at the general boarding-house-table.  There
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Six: page twenty-seven
Description:Regarding meeting Madame Prideaux the evening before her marriage to Charles Damoreau.
Subject:Damoreau, Beatrice (Prideaux); Damoreau, Charles (Brown); Goodall; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hart; Kelly; Kidder, Charlotte (Whytal, Granville); Mapother, Dillon; Marriage; Parsons; Pennoyer, Mrs.; Raymond, Henry J.; Royal, Frank; Theater; Waud, Alfred; Whittle; Whytal, John; Women; Yatman; Yewell, George
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):Robinson Street; Vesey Street
Scan Date:2011-02-02


Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Six
Description:Includes descriptions of Gunn's writing and drawing work in New York, a visit to the Catskill Mountains, attending the wedding of his friend Charles Damoreau (Brown), a visit to the Crystal Palace in New York, his friend Lotty's difficult marriage to John Whytal, a sailing trip around Lake Superior, a visit to Mackinac Island in Michigan, a visit to Mammoth Cave in Kentucky, and a journey by horseback from Kentucky to Louisiana with friends.
Subject:African Americans; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Marriage; Native Americans; Publishers and publishing; Slavery; Travel; Women
Coverage (City/State):New York, New York; Michigan; Wisconsin; Ohio; Kentucky; Mississippi; Alabama; 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.