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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 12, page 66, February 16-17, 1860

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Identifier: DX02871551

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 12, page 66, February 16-17, 1860

Description: Describes a letter received from Miss Church.



Miss Church’s Letter

reading, among other books the “Nouvelle Heloise,” lent to her by a Mr. Congreve, a highly-educated and intellectual Englishman,” a reformer and Positive Philosophist. She has been in Geneva since November, projects leaving it for Lyons, thence to Marseilles, for Nice, purporting to pass the remainder of the winter there. In Marseilles is “a friend of her early days, M. Guiguer, eldest son of the general before mentioned.” He is “a man of charming manners, highly educated, has travelled,” speaks five languages and “his deportment is considered in these days of nonchalance, rather imposing.” Not more than middle-aged, he looks scarcely forty, “From my writing so much upon this subject you will &c., &c. I must confess that formerly (this is strictly between ourselves) I entertained a great admiration for him and only recently learned that it was so warmly reciprocated, though never avowed.” I infer that M. Guiguer will console my correspondent for her misalliance with the rascally Italian, and hope he’ll prove worthy of a really high-minded lady.

17. Friday. Most of the day doing “Courier” article on our Bal Masque. In Led-

coverage:New York, New York, Church Street

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1860-02-16

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Books and reading


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