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was at Baltimore, Washington, New Orleans  
here and there, playing, and singing.    Madame
Marguerites she knew as instructress in singing.
Alleyne too, is a singer and actor.   He is 30, bald-headed,
an Englishman, has been a rou , and (she s says)
is passionately fond and jealous of her.      He  would
go to the devil, if she left him.    They have lived
in Canada, and been poor enough at times.     She
doesn t pretend to love him, but says she might
have starved, but for him.      Whytal is  out west,
of course not knowing of her second marriage.   Alleyne
at present has no engagement, and expects money from
England.         The house they reside in is a lodging
house, Jack Hardenbrock (now reporter to the Tribune)
being a lodger also.       Lotty keeps up communication
with her father, who has, also, married again.  She
also corresponds with her brother Will, but talks
denunciatory of her mother.                                Her face is
but little changed.      We talked for some two
hours or so in the parlor of the lodging house, not
without emotion, and I saw her to the Wallacks at 
7  .       Alleyne was above, and, she reported, jealous
and angry at my visit.
  7.  Thursday.  Writing and drawing.    To
Franklin Street again, at 5,   the house is scarcely
a stone s throw from Mrs K s old Beach
Street residence   and another two hours talk with
Lotty.             Three years from the date of tomorrow
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Eight: page thirty-five
Description:Describes talking with Lotty at her boarding house about her new marriage.
Subject:Granville, Arthur (Alleyne); Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hardenbrook, Jack; Kidder; Kidder, Charlotte (Whytal, Granville); Kidder, Rebecca (Morse); Kidder, Will; Marguerittes, Madame; Whytal, John; Women
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):Beach Street; Franklin Street
Scan Date:2011-02-02


Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Eight
Description:Includes descriptions of the process of publishing his book, ''The Physiology of New-York Boarding Houses;'' his poor mental state upon returning to New York from England; meeting Walt Whitman; visits with Fanny Fern, James Parton, and Harriet Jacobs' daughter Louisa who is living with them; a visit to the Catskill Mountains with the Edwards family; moving into the boarding house at 132 Bleecker Street; working on the publication ''European'' with Colonel Hugh Forbes; the death of publisher William Levison and his daughter Ellen in his boarding house; visiting the scene of the murder of a dentist to get a sketch of the suspect; visiting Newport, Rhode Island, on assignment to sketch for Frank Leslie; and the death of his brother-in-law, Joseph Greatbatch.
Subject:Boardinghouses; Bohemians; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Journalism; Medical care; Mental illness; Publishers and publishing; Travel; Women
Coverage (City/State):New York, New York; Newport, Rhode Island
Note:Thomas Butler Gunn was born February 15, 1826, in Banbury, England, and came to New York in 1849. During the Civil War he worked as a correspondent for the New York Tribune and the New York Evening Post. He returned to England in 1863, and died in Birmingham in April 1903. The collection includes twenty-one volumes of his diaries, including newspaper clippings, letters, photographs, sketches, and various other items inserted by Gunn. Diary entries date from July 7, 1849, to April 7, 1863, and include his experiences with the New York publishing and literary world, his descriptions of boarding houses, his travels throughout the United States, and his experiences traveling with the Federal army as a Civil War correspondent.
Publisher:Missouri History Museum
Rights:Copyright 2011 Missouri History Museum.
Source:Page images, transcriptions, and metadata of the Thomas Butler Gunn diaries have been provided by the Missouri History Museum.