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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 13, page 194, August 26, 1860

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Identifier: DX02782844

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 13, page 194, August 26, 1860

Description: Describes a visit to the Winchesters and Emma Brown.



Poor Miss [Emma] Brown.

1819, [Margaret Winchester] has grown up sons and daughters by her first husband Bartholomew. (Apropos of whom, I remember Tom Picton, who knew the family once, denying that marriage, asserting that Bartholomew was a rich man, who kept her as his mistress. One can’t place much dependence on what Picton says, and I never heard anything to confirm the story, as I might have done from Lotty [Kidder] or her mother [Rebecca Morse], though it may be true enough.) One of these daughters is married to a Mr Sturgis, who was present. Judging from her portrait painted by George Baker (he who did that of Lotty; who is married to another sister of the present Mrs. Morse) sh and from photographs, she must be unusually handsome. Charley [Damoreau] does a little raving about her. There’s a son in California, brother to this girl; she herself has or has had a child. Mrs Winchester was conversable and hospitable and Miss Emma Brown soon appeared, claimed me as one of her friends and talked as of old. I like this good maiden sister of Charley’s, none the less in spite of her queer ways; I like her Englishness. She adores Charley, but is constantly objecting to this or that of his opinions and expressions, and the drollest scenes occur between them. We supped in the basement, Mr Winchester and others being present.

coverage:New York, New York, Church Street

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1860-08-26

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Diaries


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