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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 11, page 158, November 29, 1859

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Identifier: DX03118329

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 11, page 158, November 29, 1859

Description: Regarding Elizabeth Gouverneur's marriage to Theodore Griffin.

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[diffi]culty and spent the afternoon with him [Frank Pounden] in a front basement, where he and his wife, the two children and a nurse were, the former “nagging” him a little, as of old. Little Annie Giles, that pretty, healthy-looking child! — is dead, of scarlet fever. A ladle-full of gossip derived from Mrs [Catharine] Potter, one Sunday morning, when I chanced to call, not finding [Jesse] Haney at home. Mrs [Elizabeth] Gouverneur is married to a Mr [Theodore] Griffin, brother to Julia and Weighty, and landlord of the Niagara hotel I stopped at last summer. She has been there all the season, flirting with the entire village, even with her coachman and waiters, and vampiring Miss [Lucia] Cooper after her old fashion. The newly-wed couple are in town, at a hotel, and Griffin has reported himself to Mrs Pot; not so his wife, who owes a bill there for her retained rooms and Rawson [Gill]’s feed, and of course disputes it. Mrs Griffin took her husband to the clothing store where Eldredge has employment and made Mr G try on “about forty coats” until he told her he had selected the one he liked, bidding her do the like. She goes to Niagara to live at the hotel. May [Gouverneur] has been made over to the Gouverneurs. Gladdy [Gouverneur] (who was certainly [Adolphus] Gouverneur’s bastard, while Gill was living, hence the money bequeathed to him) has assumed the

coverage:New York, New York, Church Street

Rights: NoC-US

Place:

Dates: 1859-11-29

Type(s): Diary
Page

Maker/Creator: Gunn, Thomas Butler, 1826-1903

Subjects: Diaries
Women
Children
Death
Scarlatina

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