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	     An ungrateful Brother.
 Why didn t he know that I d have done any-
thing   worked my fingers to the bone for him,
after I had become his wife?  she ll say.
Bosh Lotty!      You wouldn t.     You are ex-
acting and selfish; you suspect everybody of
the worst motives, think no worse of them
when such motives appear, and if you did, as
I believe, work hard to maintain the miserable
Granville, it was from pride   pride, too, which
don t prevent accepting alms from relatives whom
you vilify, and from equivocal John Wilders
  more than one of them.     What a rabble-
ment of equivocal persons have trailed after
you and how spasmodically have I been sco-
ring it down for the last eight years   and
what a character you ll make for a book, some-
day!              When we got back to the house,
previous to lunch, Lotty discovered that Will
had eaten a segment of a pie of her making
  a particular and sacred pie, she asserted,
designed for company   id est, some young fool
of an Irishman, named Croly, an admirer
of hers, as I had discovered from Album
poetasticizings.   She made a great row
about this, scolded the servant, denounced
Will, raked up all his shortcomings of deceit,
meanness and selfishness, spake of his begging
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twelve: page one hundred and eighty-three
Description:Describes a visit to Lotty at Fordham.
Date:1860-04-28
Subject:Food; Granville, Arthur (Alleyne); Gunn, Thomas Butler; Kidder, Charlotte (Whytal, Granville); Kidder, Will; Wilder, John; 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.