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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 7, page 134, August 8-11, 1855

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Identifier: DX03940996

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 7, page 134, August 8-11, 1855

Description: Describes a visit to Charles Damoreau and his wife.


to have eschewed sack, and to live cleanly. [Thomas W.] Strong is out o'town, on the Cape Breton ocean-telegraph-laying excursion. I have written, and received a letter from [Edward] Heylyn, at Rochester, he inclosing his card as Architect &c. [Charles] Damoreau has called. He is in treaty with an engraver about going to Cincinnatti; his wife [Beatrice Damoreau] staying at Rhinebeck.

9. Thursday. Letter to [William] Boutcher, to Mr [Joseph] Greatbatch &c. To Post Office, Wall Street, Picayune Office (where were [William] Levison & [Jesse] Haney,) and to the Fulton street room. With the Wauds [Alfred and William] & Sol Eytinge to Hoboken subsequently. A clear summer’s night with innumerable stars above, Will Waud doing the snob-mephistopheles at them and creation generally, his brother and I rebuking him. Sol Eytinge, a quaint, dissipated, good looking fellow (of whom I’ll put down more hereafter,) said but little, only at the close "Things don't go right some how!"

10. Friday. Yatman up. He had two letters from Dillon [Mapother] for me, said nothing about the "Phatman" expose, told of his winter's doings, his soirees, classes &c, of his spending and owing, much money, and of his "editing" a little Philadelphia insurance paper. To [A.F.] Banks' at even, O'Mana being there. Met Levison subsequently, and alone to Canal Street, there to call on Damoreau and his wife, (she being in the city for a day’s visit.) Our talk ran on Charley's Bond Street relatives, and on Miss [Emma] Brown, I, and Charley championing his sister, — (sans result of course.)

11. Saturday. [Alfred] Swinton in. To Long Island, and Hempstead, as I had written to Mr Greatbatch's, but he not

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1855-08-08

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Diaries


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