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              Lotty s Accomplishments.
of the world, declarations of wilful indepen-
dance, of ill-usage, recriminations, charges
of selfishness against Everybody, contradict-
ions, repressions, falsifications, these sin-
gular confessions come from a mind like
a troubled sea, continually casting up mire
and dirt.     She has learnt Nothing at all
  is as wrong-headed as ever, she never will
learn anything.         Much of this I heard as
she sat on a sofa beside me, smoking a
cigar which I gave her, which she let out
three or four times, relighting it and persist-
ing^|ed| in finishing.   She swears, too, on provoca-
tion.        Some man attempted to enter the
house nocturnally, after Granville s departure
was known in the village, which aroused
Lotty and alarmed  Jule.       Lotty addressed
him from a window of their chamber,
d____d his soul to h__l and more.      Next
day she got a pistol, which I saw.       She
boasts of her skill as a markswoman.
Thus the afternoon wore on.      Lotty was
at work making a clam-pie (which ate
well subsequently at supper) and I had
rambled out, when on returning I found
her mother in the room.      The ex-Mrs Kid-
der and present Mrs. Morse is perhaps
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twelve: page one hundred and seventy-six
Description:Describes Lotty's stories of her life.
Date:1860-04-27
Subject:Firearms; Granville, Arthur (Alleyne); Gunn, Thomas Butler; Kidder, Charlotte (Whytal, Granville); Kidder, Rebecca (Morse); Martin, Julia; 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.