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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 6, page 27, July 22-24, 1853

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Identifier: DX04055434

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 6, page 27, July 22-24, 1853

Description: Regarding meeting Madame Beatrice Prideaux the evening before her wedding to Charles Damoreau.

the current number of “Bleak House,” as accompaniment. Room, & writing. [Alfred] Waud came up and anon [John] Whytal. T’was not Lotty [Kidder] that the play-bill designated, but Mrs Pennoyer, Philadelphian widow, whom I recollect. She had intended to play, (one of Lott’s parts) but couldn’t go through rehearsal, so didn’t appear. Lotty after being applied to by Goodall time back, had heard no more of it, though consenting to appear. / Evening writing till midnight. Dillon [Mapother] rushed up by 9, but went to Erford’s to join Mr [Henry] Hart and I saw him no more.

23. Saturday. Twice to the “Daily [New York] Times” Office, leaving MS, but not finding [Henry J.] Raymond in either time. In the afternoon [George Henry] Yewel called, (one of the Artists we met up at Catskill,) and stayed half an hour or so. Evening, supping at Sweeneys met Parsons there. Met [Charles] Damoreau, and with him and Waud to Vesey Street where I was introduced to Madam [Beatrice] Prideaux, as preliminary to “giving her away” on the morrow. Rather tall for a woman, brown hair, full bust & figure, with an I-know-not-what sort of half-distrustful look about the eyes. She talked freely, her foreign accent being very perceptible.

I and Waud left, and to Erfords, where Mr Hart, Dillon & Yatman soon assembled, also, Whittle, (Robinson Street boarder and crony of Kelly’s.) Talking, rallying &c getting up suspicions of rivalry & feud twixt Dillon & Yatman about certain girls of a family they visit. Damoreau came at 11. More imbibition & merriment till midnight.

24. Sunday. Waud in room [290 Broadway] awhile, & [Frank] Royal called. / At 1, I went to Vesey Street, in room with Damoreau & Madame P. Dined with them at the general boarding-house-table. There

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1853-07-22

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Books and reading


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