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	Lotty Again.     Dick Bolton.
to Broadway with her.   She said she had
been down south on a visit, had let her house
and was now boarding with the occupants.  Julia 
worked at the Bible-house, was going to have
my old attic at $4 per week, she, Lotty,
paying $1 of the sum, to assist her.   She
told me furthermore, that half a dozen of her
admirers wanted to marry her  knowing she
was a married woman.     Why don t you do
another bigamy?  I asked.         We parted at a
Daguerrotype shop, into which she entered.
Back.      Dick up.      Down town with him and
a Canadian acquaintance, to Harper s, Wall
St. &c.     Passed Nichols.   To Nick-nax and
Haney s Offices, Bellew and Haney at the lat-
ter.    All out to Crook and Duff s.          Off with
Dick and his friend to Staten Island, dining
by the Battery.      Day very hot and beautiful.
Witnessed a boat-race.      Returning took a swim
in the Washington Bath, off the Battery.    Up town.
Damoreau came in the evening and I turned
out with him.    Into Pfaff s, and were presently
driven out by Bank s insufferable jabber, anon
to the Hone House.    Leaving Charley I stop-
ped at 745, talked awhile to pater and mater-
familias on the stoop (the night overpoweringly
sultry) then descended to the basement, where I
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Thirteen: page one hundred and eleven
Description:Describes a talk with Lotty and a visit by Charles Damoreau.
Date:1860-07-19
Subject:Banks, A.F.; Bellew, Frank; Bolton, Richard; Damoreau, Charles (Brown); Edwards, George; Edwards, Sarah; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Kidder, Charlotte (Whytal, Granville); Martin, Julia; Nichols, Edward; Women
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):Broadway; Wall Street
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.