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	A Night at Fordham.
inclines to yellow, has no red in it, is
much freckled, sometimes even coarsely
so, for the freckles vary and deepen with her
health.          These are the items, but with
them, it seems contradictory to assert that the
general effect is extremely fascinating.    Seen
from a little distance, dressed prettily, as
she was during the latter half of the day,
she looked beautiful.        Most people think
her so.       I fancy the admiration she excites
in men is not of a very gentle or pure order.
I think, too, she s about the most unreasona-
ble woman in the world and that the
miserable men who have had her, have
paid a miserable price for it.
  28.  Saturday.  Slept but little, the stran-
geness of the bed and situation keeping me
awake.         So I lay latish, till 8 in the
morning and then, getting up, did so by an
hour and more before the rest of them, though
Master Will had taken himself off to New
York and business, not too willingly.   Loaf-
ed about and took a ramble through the
village, up a hill-side road.     The morning
inexpressibly beautiful, the air sweet, pure
and delicate, spring grass bright and
green, tree-shadows on the quiet road, every
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twelve: page one hundred and eighty
Description:Describes Lotty's physical appearance.
Date:1860-04-27
Subject:Gunn, Thomas Butler; Kidder, Charlotte (Whytal, Granville); Kidder, Will; 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.