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	  A pen-and-ink Photo.
At about 8 1/2 Morse came in, having returned
from New York.    Lotty ran out and did the
dutiful, kissing him!          Morse seemed a little
graver, more matured, quietly Epicureanish,
as of yore.        He took his wife off in half
an hour.         Will smoked my pipe and drank
cider with  Jule  and t other Lotty, I partook
of schnapps with his sister   ordered  medi-
cinally  for her.          The rest retired by
10, Lotty and I sat up talking till 12,
when she showed me to  my  room up-stairs,
going to bed herself in the adjoining one, which
she shared with  Jule.               I have often
attempted a description of Lotty s personal
appearance, with more or less of exaggeration,
perhaps inevitable to the subject.      Let me
try it once more, carefully this time.        She
must be, now, about five and twenty.     She is
very short in figure, not much, if at all
over five feet in height.     She looks stouter
than she used to be, not slender-waisted,
  to use an expressive vulgarism rather  chun-
ky  in short.       Her feet are not small, nor
large, with but little heel to them; they look
pretty enough in boots, scarcely so well in
shoes.     (She is very demonstrative with them
occasionally displaying her legs freely enough.)
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twelve: page one hundred and seventy-eight
Description:Describes a visit to Lotty at Fordham.
Date:1860-04-27
Subject:Gunn, Thomas Butler; Kidder, Charlotte (Whytal, Granville); Kidder, Rebecca (Morse); Kidder, Will; Martin, Julia; Morse; 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.