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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 14, page 131, November 25, 1860

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Identifier: DX01355204

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 14, page 131, November 25, 1860

Description: Regarding the relationship between Charles Damoreau and his wife.



A damnable Letter.

his [Charles Damoreau’s] children being in the room. In consenting to future arrangements, while re-iterating her [Beatrice Damoreau’s] satisfaction at being relieved of connubial responsibilities, she [word crossed out] says she might hope for more privileges were Miss [Emma] Brown “an ordinary sister, but as she is mother, sister, wife &c” — out upon the wicked woman’s foul heard and imagination! With a good deal of cleverly written news about the children’s doings, prayers and prattlings, and the request that as Damoreau and she “are no longer husband and wife,” they may be but “Beatrice and Charles in future,” the letter concludes. She thanks him, emphatically, by the bye, for the money, but wishes it was not required by the childrens’ sickness and necessities to which it is devoted. Out with Damoreau, to 16th street, then with [Jesse] Haney to the Central Park. A very cold, windy day, but sunny and exhilarating. We walked the distance, rambled hither and thither and returned by car, Damoreau getting out to dine with Haney. In doors all the afternoon, to [E.H.] Chapin’s in the evening. Anne [Edwards] and her admirer [William] King were in the family pew, I sat in another. To the house subsequently. [James] Parton had been there for three or four hours in the evening. Mr [George] and Mrs E. [Sarah Edwards], Mrs George [Harriet Edwards], Jack [Edwards] and Sally [Edwards] in the basement Haney and the two other girls [Matty and Eliza Edwards] up-stairs, with Anne and King,

coverage:New York, New York, Church Street

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1860-11-25

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Diaries
Central Park (New York, N.Y.)


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