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the worthy brother of a worthy sister, or nearly so
as stated.    She has used her sewing-machine, taught
music, made  trusses  and what not.     Alleyne (this
I didn t learn from her) is now in Boston.       She
proposes living with Mrs Duryee, to whom I was in-
troduced.    Lotty has known her from girl-hood and
longer.   I think Mrs D was her god-mother.  I have
no faith in the discording of Alleyne   he ll be  taken
on  again.  I wonder if the fellow really loves her, after
his fashion.   She says so   says, too, that has no mind,
that he yawns and is bothered if she takes up a book.
Lotty commits the very common error of confounding
an ill-regulated taste for miscellaneous reading with
intellect.   Though I ve known her to say shrewd
things of books. (She liked Charlotte Br nte, too.)
  Writing till late at night.
  14.  Tuesday.  To Clinton Hall again.  Writing
the rest of the day.   Cruelly sultry.   At work till
midnight.
  13.  Wednesday.  Writing under the double disadvan-
tages of extreme heat and nervousness which increased
so that I had to temporarily give up.  To Dixon s.
Evening, to 27th St, to 16th, a momentary call at
Whitelaws and to Edwards .   Wells, Cahill and Haney
there.   Talk of where we shall go to on the 4th of July.
Dropped in at McPykes , finding Arnold, Sears and
Gun there about 11 or later
16.	Thursday.  Did but little all day, getting over
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Eleven: page twenty-two
Description:Regarding Lotty and Alleyne.
Date:1859-06-13
Subject:Arnold, George; Books and reading; Cahill, Frank; Dixon, E.H.; Duryee, Mrs.; Granville (Alleyne); Gun, Robert; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Kidder, Charlotte (Whytal, Granville); Sears, Jack; Welles, Edward; Whitelaw, Matthew
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):16th Street; 27th Street
Scan Date:2011-01-31

 

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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Eleven
Description:Includes descriptions of boarding house living at 132 Bleecker Street, his freelance writing and drawing work, the antics of New York literary Bohemians, Fanny Fern and James Parton's marriage, visits to the Edwards family, a Fourth of July excursion with the Edwards family and other friends, letters from Frank Cahill and Bob Gun's mistresses, Jesse Haney's proposal of marriage to Sally Edwards and rejection, Charles Damoreau's return from Boston to live in New York, and attending the Edwards family's 1859 Christmas party.
Subject:Boardinghouses; Bohemians; Christmas; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Marriage; 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.