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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 12, page 201, May 8-9, 1860

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Identifier: DX02988642

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 12, page 201, May 8-9, 1860

Description: Regarding Charles Damoreau's marriage.

Transcription:

186

[Charles] Damoreau's Confessions

and sharkey) and others. Writing nervously till near 12, then went to bed and couldn't sleep. Generally out of sorts and uncomfortable.

9. Wednesday. In-doors all the wet dull day, writing, nervous and miserable. Damoreau came in the evening, sat an hour or so, wrote a letter to his sister, and then we went out for ale at Honey's. Charley got autobiographic and confidential on the subject of his wife [Beatrice Damoreau]. How there is somebody now living in Russia whose life only intervenes between her and an immense fortune; how for a certain time she was mistakenly in possession of it, when she travelled throughout the south and lived regally. How she is an "extraordinary woman," and it's astonishing how little he knows about her. How its better, for a certain anatomical reason (the development of a varicose vein in her leg or thigh, incidental to her last lying-in) that they should live sexually apart for twelve months; that as he knew the children were thriving under her care, living in pure country air, he couldn't demand their presence in New York, removing to which she demurred against. So he sent on all but the $6 which sufficed for his maintainance [sic] regularly, every week, and was con-

coverage:New York, New York, Church Street

Rights: NoC-US

Place:

Dates: 1860-05-08

Type(s): Diary
Page

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

Subjects: Diaries
Marriage
Women

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