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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 6, page 206, November 24-25, 1853

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Identifier: A0632-00006

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 6, page 206, November 24-25, 1853

Description: Mentions having dinner with Charles Damoreau and learning that Damoreau's brother, George, has come to New York.


the Vesey Street boarding-house, where Mr [Henry] Hart now resides, and found him with a Brobdignaggian map of Chicago. To Gosling’s together, where I breakfasted. Posted letters, for [William] Barth, George Bolton & home. On returning found the huge handsome Fowler’s Buildings, corner of Nassau and Fulton, burned down two or three Sundays back, now ruins. “Picayune” Office in it, Bunnell & Price burnt out, dissolved partnership, paper in the hands of Levison & Glover. The defunct firm, (B & P have dissolved partnership, each now being newspaper agent on his seperate hook) owed me something ‘twixt $30 & 40. Lost I suppose, but fire’s a regular New York casualty. To tailors, ordered breeks, bought vest.

There to Spruce Street, the present “Picayune” Office, where I found old Mr Alcock, and heartily glad was the old gentleman to see me. Heard news of the burning &c. Also how [Thomas] Picton has been getting himself killed in print, partly for advertisment, partly to work upon his old grandmother’s feelings. Harrington was his medium. He’s been committing bigamy or something that way, marrying an actress (whom [Dick] Hutchings was cavalier too.) The Time-Piece lives. Dined at Erford’s. Room & down town again, an infinitude of matters. Evening at Vesey Street, in [Charles] Damoreau’s room. He and his wife [Beatrice Damoreau] returned hither, being starved at the Brooklyn place. She looks & dresses well, and — talks. Fogg was there, also [Alfred] Waud, and presently Mr Hart, (who’d been bored by Martin down stairs for the earlier part of the evening. We had ale & talked. “Illustrated” defunct. [Frank] Leslie started & “Ladies Magazine,” [Joseph] Brightly & Damoreau working for him. Charley has little or no communication with his family, George [Brown] & his [word crossed out] wife [Margaret Bartholomew Brown] have come hither from New Orleans, he has not seen ‘em. Out, all of us for oysters, then parted. Mr Hart goes west to-morrow to rejoin Dillon [Mapother].

25. Friday. [Charles] Welden came up. Walked up-town with him, a frosty, cheery, sunny day that made one’s blood tingle with pleasure.

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1853-11-24

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Publishers and publishing


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