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	         Lotty s Home
though   on her thin thick, black tangled
curls, kid shoes, worn and torn at the toes,
and sandaled over her white stockings, her face ap-
parently more freckled than ever   and that
was Lotty.       She introduced me to two
friends, one who lives with her   I was
going to say permanently   a Miss Julia
colloqinally  Jule  Martin, and another, a
New York girl, a visitor, whom they called
Lotty.      She showed me her garden, her
plantings, fowls, the house, books, pictures
&c.      There was a London lithographic port-
rait of  her father-in-law,  a Dr Granville,
a physician.   M. R. S., author of a medical
book, and that sort of thing.       Two portraits,
one a photograph, of his son Arthur Gran-
ville, alias Alleyne, Lotty s bigamitic husband.
A good-looking, gentlemanly, mildish face,
irresolution and weakness about the eyebrows
and mouth, a bald forehead   rather dis-
tingue and unsatisfactory.        We all four
lunched together, on pie, cake and tea, and
Lotty entertained me with talk and books   
picture ones   throughout the afternoon.   I looked
through her album.         All sorts of rhymes to
her, written by both men and women.      Rhy-
mes by her  husband    elaborate, weakly-strong
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twelve: page one hundred and seventy-two
Description:Describes a visit to Lotty at Fordham.
Date:1860-04-27
Subject:Clothing and dress; Granville, Arthur (Alleyne); Granville, Dr.; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Kidder, Charlotte (Whytal, Granville); Martin, Julia; Women
Coverage (City/State):[Fordham, 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.