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	           Lotty  mad. 
and borrowing of her, of her devotion and
self-sacrifice for him (which had been ex-
emplified in turning him out, once, on some
trivial quarrel, to board in New York)
and from thence drifted into incriminations
of all about her.         Did I know what her
bills amounted to per week? how much
sugar or tea had been stolen within two or
three days? she hated to lock things up;
the locks were out of order; keys lost; she
had spent money enough upon the house without 
going to the expense of new ones; she would
do this, that and the other, everybody was
to blame except herself.   She was so morbid,
so utterly ill-balanced that the spectacle was
at once pitiful and hopeless.     She got up
a bit of a cry, and previously resented my
mildly ironical comment on it all.        
Lunch, again with the two girls.         Half
an hour afterwards I said good bye, pretty
weary, nervous and diarrheaish.       Met
Morse at the dep t and he invited me to
come and visit him.          To New York
by 4 and to Bleecker Street.     Arrived there,
going coolly upstairs, as usual, out comes
Cutler and Mrs Dunham, who are very glad
to see me, who shake me by the hand, as
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twelve: page one hundred and eighty-four
Description:Describes a visit to Lotty at Fordham.
Date:1860-04-28
Subject:Cutler, Peter Y.; Dunham, Mrs.; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Kidder, Charlotte (Whytal, Granville); Kidder, Will; Martin, Julia; Morse; Women
Coverage (City/State):New York, [New York]; [Fordham, New York]
Coverage (Street):Bleecker Street
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.