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           Lotty at the  Unitary Home. 
has got married again, has some disease,
I believe and is like to die.         A visit to
Maillard s, where she had some chocolate and
oysters and I some brandy, then I left her
at her Houston Street friend s house.  I kissed
her at parting and don t think I was unfaithful
to Hannah in doing so.              Half an hur
afterwards went to 745.       All the girls gone
to bed, Mr. and Mrs. Edwards up-stairs in
the work-room.   Stayed till 11.     Little Bow-
eryem came up into my room on my returning.
He had recognized  Mrs. Granville  in our
parlor, came up and accosted her and got an
invitation to visit her.    He made her acquaint-
tance wi at the Unitary House, where for
some brief space, she and Granville lived.
His account corroborated Lotty s story.
Granville, he said, was a sort of well-born
loafer, bald, of good address but d  ____d con-
ceited, liable to insult people.   Lotty sang
sometimes in the parlor, looked  perfectly beauti-
ful  and  like an angel  while at the piano.
He believed she did  something miserrable  with
a sewing-machine   kept her husband.        She
was a Creole (!) (Lott would like that, if
told!) Little Boweryem evidently admired her.
She had  waws  (rows) with everybody and
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twelve: page one hundred and fifty-four
Description:Regarding George Boweryem's tales of Lorry and Granville at the ''Unitary Home.''
Date:1860-04-12
Subject:Bennett, Hannah; Boweryem, George; Edwards, Eliza; Edwards, George; Edwards, Martha; Edwards, Sally (Nast); Edwards, Sarah; Food; Granville, Arthur (Alleyne); Gunn, Thomas Butler; Kidder; Kidder, Charlotte (Whytal, Granville); Women
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):Houston Street
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.