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	    Lotty with a new Victim.
of pictures and dropped into Pfaffs after-
wards.      Rain.
  13.  Sunday.  Chores and [phonography]; Boweryem
up a good deal, talking.    Wrote letter to
Bob Gun in the afternoon.   Banks came.
Out with him, left him, called unsuccessfully
at Haney s, and Wall s boarding-houses.   Going
down Broadway, near to Bleecker, passed
  Lotty, with a young fellow  neat, trimly-
dressed,  his nose in the air, evidently in
a state of extreme complacency.  She was nicely-
dressed and looked abominably handsome, gave
me a nod, a smile and a look of the bi big
brown eyes and went her way.     After supping
to Edwards , Chapins , then to 745 again,
where I stopped till near 12, an hour later
than usual.       Haney, Honeywell and anon
Morris there.             Talked with Morris Matty
all the time.           I think Honeywell s nose is
permanently out of joint there, and that all
these girls are naturally, femininely dissatisfied
at their lack of definite lovers   fellows who
will do.     They re good enough and pretty enough
to deserve  em.
  14.  Monday.  Wrote to George Bolton.   At
 Momus  work most of the day.    Billington
up, to read an article he had written with the
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twelve: page two hundred and five
Description:Mentions passing Lotty in the street, who was walking with a new admirer.
Date:1860-05-12
Subject:Banks, A.F.; Billington; Bolton, George; Boweryem, George; Edwards, Eliza; Edwards, Martha; Edwards, Sally (Nast); Gun, Robert; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Honeywell, Charles; Kidder, Charlotte (Whytal, Granville); Morris, James (K. N. Pepper)
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):Bleecker Street; Broadway
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.