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	       Her talk and confidences.
with Alleyne was legal   effected by an Episcopal
clergyman.           Her mother resides at Fordham,
not with her.     Morse thinks less of her   his wife s
intellect than her daughter s now    thinks very highly
of me,  says Lotty.        I let him triumph, when
he beat me at cards, and didn t answer when
he said things at my expense!  quoth she, reckon-
ing up her papa-in-law with a good deal of shrewd-
ness, and when I put his character into a sen-
tence, acquiescing with,  That s just what he is. 
The man is lazy, selfish, Epicurean, likes to
have the credit of intellect and to be made comfort-
able.      And Lotty can be delightful enough, and
shrewdly tickle his and others vanity, I know,
though the little Bohemienne resented my ironic com-
ment on it.  What must you think of me?  she
said.       I was franker than usual with her, and
she stood a good deal of truth-telling, all things
considered.    I was a child!  she urged, when
I wouldn t allow that her first marriage and
all the bedrabblement which followed was owing
to misfortune and the misconduct of others;  Tom
you don t know me!           Maybe not, and after
all we do know but little of each other, Lotty!
I like the brown-eyed little woman s shrewdness
and can well believe she has got the mastery over
her weaker-natured kinsfolk.              Her father
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twelve: page one hundred and fifty-three
Description:Describes a walk and a conversation with Lotty.
Date:1860-04-12
Subject:Granville, Arthur (Alleyne); Gunn, Thomas Butler; Kidder; Kidder, Charlotte (Whytal, Granville); Kidder, Rebecca (Morse); Marriage; Morse; Women
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Scan Date:2011-01-29

 

Volume
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twelve
Description:Includes descriptions of boarding house living, his freelance writing and drawing work, antics of the New York literary Bohemians, visits to the Edwards family, the activities of London detective Arthur Ledger who is staying in his boarding house, Thomas Nast's courtship of Sally Edwards, two masked balls at his boarding house, a visit to Lotty Granville at Fordham, the state of Charles Damoreau's marriage, and a visit to the ''Phalanx'' in New Jersey with George Boweryem.
Subject:Boardinghouses; Bohemians; Detectives; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Journalism; Marriage; Publishers and publishing; Travel; Women
Coverage (City/State):New York, New York; Fordham, New York; New Jersey
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.