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	             I visit Lotty.
ed the door and the girls were gone.    God
bless all three of them!
  27.  Friday.  Cahill had gone out again
after supper, coming home very drunk, conse-
quently was very much out of sorts this morning,
though he had his  Momus  work to do.      
Dictated paragraphs to him, and at 10 3/4 tur-
ned out for a walk up the 4th Avenus.     The
day a lovely one, sunny but cool withal.   Got
a long distance up-town, took cars and by
2 P.M. arrived at Fordham.          Inquiring
for Mrs. Granville s house, was directed up the
side of a gentle ascent to a near, pretty spa-
cious, wooden building, standing detached, with
garden ground behind it, in which a man
and a boy were working.    The bell-handle
and wire came out as I pulled it.         Shown
into a parlor, carpeted, furnished, with the
old oil-portrait of Lotty, painted by Ba-
ker, which I remembered so well, I was
looking at it when she bounced into the room,
welcomed and kissed me.     She was in rustic
trim, a not very new brown dress of ordinary
material, something in the worsted way (which
looked, if it were not really, ragged, in at
least one place) pinned over her bosom, a 
wide-brimmed straw hat   not so very wide,
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twelve: page one hundred and seventy-one
Description:Describes a visit to Lotty at Fordham.
Date:1860-04-26
Subject:Cahill, Frank; Clothing and dress; Edwards, Eliza; Edwards, Martha; Edwards, Sally (Nast); Gunn, Thomas Butler; Kidder, Charlotte (Whytal, Granville); Women
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]; Fordham, [New York]
Coverage (Street):4th Avenue
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.