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brain didn t get to sleep soon.            By the bye,  one thing have I omitted
in the days chronicle.     Ere going to Roberts in the afternoon   I accompanied him
to Franklin Street, where resides his anticipatory mother in law.  There
I saw  Lotty    a blessing on her black eyes, [word crossed out] and pretty foot.
She sate in a rocking chair talking with me while Charley made his visit
in the adjoining room.       Shall I see her his wife;   will this end happily
for him?   I hope so   he may cast again but will not win such another
prize, I think.   Well Alls Well that ends Well, [words crossed out]
[words crossed out]
  15. Saturday.  Up early, of a dark, rainy morning, dressed, and
with Alf Waud and Charley to the New Haven Depot.   He runs on to Frank-
lin Street, returns, Mason comes up, shakes hands, and the cars move on
We accompany him to the place where the locomotive is hitched on. So stand-
ing at the rear under the shelter of the overhanging roof we gaze out at the
rain and mud and mist and New York.  Arrived at the place, 32nd St
Charley s off, rushes down to the house, through the little garden to have a part
ing hug at his  Lotty . But alas! she was abed, and so her ruthless uncle
told him.  Wherefore he returned, mounted, shook hands, and we bade God
speed him, the cars moved on, and the last we saw was his head stret-
ched out betwixt them.x  We enter the depot, make a sketch of a locomotive,
and then return through rain and mud.   Parting with Alf, I get back
to Canal, breakfast in kitchen, then ascend and draw, in company 
with Mr Cross, who designeth supplying Charley s place in the room and
occupying his bed.   Alf with us during the evening. A visit from Mason.
Barth called in the morning, telling how that he had got his berth of
Hospital Steward and therefore would remain some time on the Island.
   /     This day, ^|four| and twenty years ago, in the stone-built  ark 
Neithrop nigh to Banbury came I, (I suppose a little red biped), into
	x   Last time I ever looked in him through a false medium. June 1851.
Page
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Two: page forty-eight
Description:Describes Brown's departure.
Date:1851-02-14
Subject:Barth, William; Birthdays; Cross; Damoreau, Charles (Brown); Gunn, Thomas Butler; Kidder, Charlotte (Whytal, Granville); Kidder, Rebecca (Morse); Mason; Military; Railroad; Roberts; Waud, Alfred
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]; Neithrop, Banbury, [England]
Coverage (Street):32nd Street; Canal Street; Franklin Street
Scan Date:2011-02-07

 

Volume
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Two
Description:Includes descriptions of Gunn's attempts to find drawing work among New York publishers, brief employment in an architectural office, visits to his soldier friend William Barth on Governors Island, boarding house living, drawing at actor Edwin Forrest's home at Fonthill Castle, and sailing and walking trips taken with friends.
Subject:Boardinghouses; Books and reading; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Military; Publishers and publishing; Religion; Travel; 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.