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	             and Album.
and poetastically-orthodox.     Rhymes by  Jule 
and t other girl.            Rhymes and blank   very
blank verse   by enamored initials.  A
letter from a New York manager in answer to
an application for an engagement  (by Granville)
  so entitled by the indignantly dramatic Lotty.
 Twas written by C.D. Stuart, alias O Flaher-
ty.     A confused, scrawled intimation of  Sir
My company is made up.         Reminded me of
the  Rich  note to Hogarth s poor author.   Old cari-
catures of Quae Genus and Dr. Syntax, barba-
rous Rowlandson or Gillray illustrations to the
 Vicar of Wakefield.      Portrait of Granville s
mother, a handsome Englishwoman, and sis-
ter.       Book-of-beauty heads.    Engravings and
things a good deal mauled by children.        That
was Lotty s Album.             The girls went out
to the woods, I believe; Lott and I sat talking,
she occasionally making characteristic, impulsive
not particularly necessary raids into this or that
room adjoining.      She told me an immense
deal about herself, both on this occasion
and subsequently: I shall lump it together,
without comment or question; it were impossi-
be to achieve anything like the whole truth,
one must make the best of fragments.      She
lived awhile   so I understood   with Mrs
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twelve: page one hundred and seventy-three
Description:Describes a visit to Lotty at Fordham.
Date:1860-04-27
Subject:Granville, Arthur (Alleyne); Granville, Mrs.; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Kidder, Charlotte (Whytal, Granville); Martin, Julia; Stuart, C.D.; Women
Coverage (City/State):[Fordham, New York]
Scan Date:2011-01-29

 

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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.