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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 8, page 211, July 23-31, 1857

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Identifier: DX03786318

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 8, page 211, July 23-31, 1857

Description: Regarding the failed marriage of Mrs. Andreotti.

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was guilty of the coarsest infidelities to her [Mrs. Andreotti] during their marriage. They have, too, recent proof of this. The fellow [Mr. Andreotti] has been living at French's and Sweeny's Hotels, at the latter under a feigned name — "Captain Du Val." Spies have been set, one of whom, at Andreotti’s request accompanied him to a brothel. So his wife anticipates a certainty of divorce. She has been robbed of upwards of $3000, but bears it bravely. She has written an account of the fellow's doings to his mother, in Italy, which I have undertaken to get translated into Italian for her. (I went to Colonel [Hugh] Forbes' but he, and daughter, have left New York.) The women here sympathize but do a little of just-as-I-expected. I ignore this, as "I told you so" is the most aggravating of all phrases to a person in distress — though I remember being unfavorably impressed by the fellow, and even writing him down as foul "false-looking" in this Diary — which I afterward scratched over, as a probable injustice.

I've been scribbling pretty regularly for the Picayune, now raised in price to four cents, and altered to the Punch shape. Also I drop in much at [Frank] Leslie’s, and should supply an article each week, but that Howard has delayed illustrating my first one. Leslie wants me to go to Newport to write letters. The P. N. Y. B. H. has got to a second edition — which took the slow coaches nearly three weeks to get ready. They were out of copies for

Rights: NoC-US

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Dates: 1857-07-31

Type(s): Diary
Page

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

Subjects: Authors
Divorce
Diaries
Marriage
Publishers and publishing
Women

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