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since I parted from her, on that eventful night pre-
ceding my journey to the North & South.
  8.    Friday.  Down town.   Commissioned by
Armstrong of the  Times , who assumes Tuthill s
place during his holiday, to go to Staten Island
there to inquire about Yellow fever at Quarantine
&c.      Followed in the wake of little Edge, whom I
found in the Health Officers rooms.        About together
getting information, back by the last boat.  Rain storm,
thunder and lightning.     Fed at Goslings, then per
omnibus to my room by 8 1/2.      Writing out voluminous
report till 2 1/2.       Used up and ill.
  9.  Saturday.   Met Lotty as I was going down
Broadway.      To Times Office.  Saw Seymour.
Ross & Touseys where I met Frank Leslie, Strongs,
Picayune Office &c &c.    Hither and thither.  Met
  10.  Sunday.   Called at Franklin Street, as
requested, but Lotty was out with Alleyne.   In the
evening to the 8th avenue, some distance up town, where
I saw Lotty s father for the first time.     A little
man, with something of his daughter in the face.
I stayed some twenty minutes, during which time he
talked.     A weakish, odd sort of man.   Didn t re-
collect me.      Didn t approve of his daughter being
on the stage, it wasn t respectable.    Would have wished
her to live with him.  He was married, but there was
always a home for her.       Had made many endeavors
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Eight: page thirty-six
Description:Mentions meeting Mr. Kidder in the street and talking about Lotty.
Subject:Armstrong; Edge, Frederick; Granville, Arthur (Alleyne); Gunn, Thomas Butler; Journalism; Kidder; Kidder, Charlotte (Whytal, Granville); Leslie, Frank; New York times.; Seymour, Charles (Bailey); Tuthill
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):8th Avenue; Broadway; 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.