that the story had got mislaid, wasn t worth
anything &c, when the author accepting his judgment
hadn t troubled himself further about the M. S.
till its appearance in print. I find there are
plenty of similar stories afloat about my lame friend.
I take it he is, in many respects, a good type man
of a class that has, happily, pretty nearly passed a-
12. Thursday. Phonography during the fore-noon.
Out after dinner, and, in Broadway met Lotty. She
had a parcel in hand and was going, she said to
Jenny Mason s (I suppose little Mason s wife) in Hous-
ton Street, to the door of which I accompanied her.
Said she had left the stage two years or so, was
living with her uncle, at West Farms, West Chester,
that she came to New York once a week and that
her husband (Alleyne) visited her, in the country,
as often. He was, I think, engaged by Theodore Tho-
mas. Said, too, that she thought of freeing herself
from the shackles of marriage or something of the
sort. Gave me her address & present alias Miss
C. A. Granville. Asked me to write to her a long
letter. Cui bono? She didn t look a day older than
when I first saw her. To Pic Office, Nic-nax,
Haney left, and as it subsequently proved, gone
to my lodging, where I didn t fin him. Met him
and Cahill at Edwards in the evening.
13. Friday. Phonography and drawing big Pic cut.
|Title:||Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Ten: page two hundred and thirty|
|Description:||Describes meeting Lotty in Broadway, on her way to visit Jane Mason.|
|Subject:||Benjamin, Park; Cahill, Frank; Gibson, Jane (Mason); Granville, Arthur (Alleyne); Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Kidder, Charlotte (Whytal, Granville); Mason|
|Coverage (City/State):||[New York, New York]|
|Coverage (Street):||Broadway; Houston Street|
|Title:||Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Ten|
|Description:||Includes descriptions of an explosion of a boat on the North River, New York literary Bohemians, boarding house living at 132 Bleecker Street, his freelance writing and drawing work, the death of writer Mort Thomson's young wife Anna, working on the publication ''Constellation,'' visits to the Edwards family, a falling out with Fanny Fern over an article he wrote criticizing ''The New York Ledger,'' a rumor that Fitz James O'Brien is the heir to an Irish baronetcy, and a change of landladies at his boarding house.|
|Subject:||Boardinghouses; Bohemians; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Journalism; Publishers and publishing; Women|
|Coverage (City/State):||New York, New York|
|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.|