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	       Lotty s stories
Duryee, after that woman left Houston
Street.   She lived in, I think, 20th street,
let rooms to people, earned $6 by her
sewing-machine, maintaining herself and
Granville on that sum.         He  couldn t get
an engagement  without her.             She
was ill, poor, miserable.        A friend of hers
  the best friend she had in the world   one
John Wilder, a Southerner   (portrait pro-
duced   man twice her age   serious looking)
to whom she had been obliged for money be-
fore, paid the rent of her present house
for her, or furnished it, when her uncles
 found they must do something,  came for-
wards and did one thing or t other   rent
or furnishing, I forget which.     Wilder is
a rich man, owns a line of steamers, is
married.    Getting a letter from him in
which he commented unsparingly on Gran-
ville s shiftlessness, Lotty wouldn t show
it to her  husband,  when he became jealous,
suggested, her infidelity, when she
did tragedy and proclaimed herself  John
Wilder s  mistress,  refusing to unsay it at
his assertions of disbelief and reminding
him of his own greater baseness, in living
on the alms of his wife s presumed keeper.
Page
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twelve: page one hundred and seventy-four
Description:Describes Lotty's stories of her life.
Date:1860-04-27
Subject:Duryee, Mrs.; Granville, Arthur (Alleyne); Gunn, Thomas Butler; Kidder, Charlotte (Whytal, Granville); Marriage; Wilder, John; Women
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):20th 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.