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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 10, page 183, April 14-15, 1859

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Identifier: DX03349049

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 10, page 183, April 14-15, 1859

Description: Regarding Elizabeth Gouverneur's behavior while traveling down South with Lucia Cooper.

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her immolation but she [Lucia Cooper] stands it. The old woman, Mrs C [Mrs. Cooper] toadies Mrs G. [Elizabeth Gouverneur] as only an old Irishwoman can. And, verily, she has her reward! As have all of them. Mrs G. boast privately of these railroad trips "not costing much" as she has established a flirtation with one of the conductors on the line. This man convoyed her to the house this last time. She told the steward of the vessel, on her sea-voyage, that she was going down south to look for a husband — could he recommend her to one? The man said he had a wife already. Also she put Miss Cooper to the blush by nearly going through the entire bill of fare, at a hotel, her appetite not being at all deteriorated by her sickness, whatever its' nature. When they took a carriage airing Lucia was stuck in the servants place, sans parasol, in the burning sun and so came back tanned.

15. Friday. Out, early, hither and thither, return, phonography, writing &c. Down town in the afternoon, to Omnibus, Pic Offices &c Looked in and saw [Thomas] McElrath at Century Office. At Crook and Duff's with Bob Gun, he wanting to know if I'd like to become a proprietor of the Picayune? Not I. [Frank] Bellew after three years persistence, has got quite tired of drawing for nothing, and just now, has profitable employment for all his time. Hence the paper has no original drawings; all transfers and old cuts. Gave Gun a tariff at what I'd supply drawings for.

Rights: NoC-US

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Dates: 1859-04-14

Type(s): Diary
Page

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

Subjects: Diaries
Travel
Women
Irish
Railroads
Artists
Newspapers

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