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	 A Call on Mrs. Morse.
thing tranquil and lovely.       Back again,
more loafing and pipe-smoking on the stoop
till the lazy Lotty appeared and didn t like
being chaffed about her late rising.      About
the place with her, to the hen-house &c   dis-
covery of newly-born chickens.    Lotty had
got herself up more carefully and prettily than
is her morning s rustic want, I fancy.         She
wore a light dress, a big round hat with the
lowest of crowns, fabricated of brown straw,
and her hair was compressed smoothly to her
head.      Breakfast, during which  Jule  and
t other Lotty appeared.    More loafing about.
Off with Lotty to visit her mother, at a near
small house adjacent to the railroad, with
garden ground behind it and trees in front.
Lotty had taken it for her mother and Morse.
Half an hour and more in the parlor, while
Mrs Morse t   a   l   k   e   d and Lotty
lay on the carpet, petting and playing tricks
with Morse s younger born.    She is always
spasmodic.         In the garden, digging up flowers,
which she coveted, and which I carried back
to her house.       Mason and his wife (once Jane
Gibson) are to come to Morse s to-morrow    Dick 
going to England in a week or so, the first
time since his leaving it for this country.  His
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twelve: page one hundred and eighty-one
Description:Describes a visit to Lotty at Fordham.
Date:1860-04-28
Subject:Children; Clothing and dress; Gibson, Jane (Mason); Gunn, Thomas Butler; Kidder, Charlotte (Whytal, Granville); Kidder, Rebecca (Morse); Martin, Julia; Mason; Morse; 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.