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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 14, page 101, November 11, 1860

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Identifier: DX01345854

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 14, page 101, November 11, 1860

Description: Describes Charles Damoreau's troubles with his wife.

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[Jesse] Haney talks of “Allie Vernon,”

only obtained his [Charles Damoreau’s] marital rights when she [Beatrice Damoreau] was sick and unable to prevent him. It was a “marriage of convenience,” and she didn’t love him; a man much older than herself. Subsequent to his death, she was in receipt of a fine income, and travelled throughout the south, and returning, mixed with the elite of Boston society, until [Alexander de] Bodisco, the Russian minister, informed her that a nearer her heir to the revenue she was then enjoying had been discovered. Then she disappeared from “society” and went to embroidery, making a good income at it. This is her story. One good promises to come out of this; Damoreau seems disposed to stick to his good sister, Emma [Brown]. We went to the “Optimus” in the afternoon, sitting an hour or more, then up the 5th avenue, where we parted, I to Mrs [Catharine] Potter’s, finding Haney in his room. Some chance remark brought up the subject of Sol Eytinge and “Allie Vernon,” when a few facts turned up in elucidation of the past. Haney thinks that Allie was really not married to [Lemuel] Covill; there was also another male favorite in possession, even when Sol was enjoying Allie’s favors! She did the passional attractive business to all Sol’s friends, both before and after the marriage, would lie between Sol and [Frank] Cahill

coverage:New York, New York
coverage:Boston, Massachusetts

Rights: NoC-US

Place:

Dates: 1860-11-11

Type(s): Diary
Page

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

Subjects: Diaries
Marriage
Women
Bohemians

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