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           About her two  Husbands. 
This wretched controversy was kept up
for some time.   Finally she got Granville
packed off to England, on the understanding
that he must  do something  to keep himself.
She is to write to him, he to her.        There are
many things in him she likes, but she never
loved him, or anybody.       Wilder was the only
man who had a claim on her, from gratitude.
He loved her, but was too &c &c &c to
demand &c. &c.    He only came to see her
two weeks in the year.     Granville hadn t been
faithful to her: she had had to go to her
father for medical advice for disease which
she was ashamed to speak of to a physician.
Granville professed to love her as much as
ever, but drunkenness produced incontinence
in him.       Her whole married experience
had been prostitution.    She had found a
big negress in her bed within a few days
after her union with Whytal.     She always
regared him as a dog   an animal.        Now
she was free.     The slave (or slaves) she
mortaged, or sold, I suppose through Wilder,
she had taken for a debt   money owed to her
for her salary as an actress.            She had to
go to Savannah about it in a month or so,
to complete the sale.      Full of defiances
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twelve: page one hundred and seventy-five
Description:Describes Lotty's stories of her life.
Date:1860-04-27
Subject:Granville, Arthur (Alleyne); Gunn, Thomas Butler; Kidder, Charlotte (Whytal, Granville); Marriage; Slaveholders; Slavery; Whytal, John; Wilder, John; 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.