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	          A Call by Lotty.
O Brien, as subsequently appeared, went to
a Broadway drinking-place, where the former in-
sulted and narrowly escaped a thrashing from
an individual who had once been bar-man of the
 Pewter Mug,  which, no less than his powerful
appearance, vouched for his pugilistic abilities.
Marsh, himself, is rather a dandy and coxscombe
in aspect.                     I forget to-day s
detail, was probably out with Dick part of it,
and writing the rest.    Finished story in the eve-
ning and subsequently went with Dick to the  Op-
timus,  for ale.
  19.  Thursday.  Returning from a short walk
this morning, learnt that Lotty had called,
about taking board for her companion, Julia
Martin, who was with her.     Boweryem had seen
both of them, and I found Lotty subsequently at
another boarding-house, a block s distance, whither
she had gone to visit a Mrs. Harlow, mother to
a sort of protegee of Boweryem and Paul.   This
mother is unchaste, one who lives by debt and
sponging, and these men design rescuing her daughter
from her.        They were all acquaintances at the
Unitary Home, where Lotty knew these Harlow s.
Boweryem mentioning the girl s position, Lott pro-
posed finding her a situation as governess, hence
her visit at the house in question.              I walked
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Thirteen: page one hundred and ten
Description:Regarding a visit of Lotty Kidder to his boarding house.
Date:1860-07-18
Subject:Boardinghouses; Bolton, Richard; Boweryem, George; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Harlow, Mrs.; Kidder, Charlotte (Whytal, Granville); Marsh, John; Martin, Julia; O'Brien, Fitz James; Paul; Women
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):Broadway
Scan Date:2011-01-29

 

Volume
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Thirteen
Description:Includes descriptions of boarding house living, his freelance writing and drawing work, antics of New York literary Bohemians, Frank Cahill fleeing for England after spending money that was meant for ''The New York Picayune,'' visits to the Edwards family, the state of Charles Damoreau's marriage, a sailing excursion to Nyack with the Edwards family and other friends on the Fourth of July, a fight between Fitz James O'Brien and House at Pfaff's, witnessing a fire at Washington Market, the execution of pirate Albert Hicks on Bedloe's Island, an excursion aboard the ship Great Eastern, a vacation at Grafton with the Edwards family, his growing friendship with Sally Edwards, Lotty Granville's behavior with Brentnall and Hill at his boarding house, Frank Bellew's return to England, and visits to dance houses in the Fourth Ward with friends for an article.
Subject:Boardinghouses; Bohemians; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Journalism; Marriage; Publishers and publishing; Women
Coverage (City/State):New York, New York; Grafton, New York
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.