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	Lotty s characteristic Doings
lizing Sally s company I don t know.   Jack
asked her once, some time ago, to her extreme
amusement,  if old Gunn had ever popped? 
By 11 the girls retired to their state room, and
after a cigar in company with Jack and Brown,
on the roof of the steamer, we followed their ex-
ample, Jack having the berth below me.
  18.  Saturday.  New York again.  Haney in
waiting at the pier.   Left him at Broadway,
into omnibus, all of us with the exception of Knud-
sen, to 745, where Brown quitted us.             Had
breakfast and left.      To Bleecker Street.         Bow-
weryem and Mrs Boley up in my room; talk
about Lotty and her recent domiciliation in this
house   a delightful and characteristic revela-
tion and pretty kettle of fish generally.    From
the outset she originated an intimacy with the
two newly-arrived Englishmen, Brentnoll
and Hill, the first of whom appeared comple-
tely fascinated by her.   The party usually ap-
peared very late at breakfast, would pass the
morning in the parlor, singing at the piano or
playing cards and  carrying on  in obstreporous
fashion.     Lotty called the two men by their Christ-
ian names and they responded.        Jule  Martin
went to her daily labor, but otherwise played
third party and bottle-holder, Hill being assig-
Page
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Thirteen: page one hundred and sixty-five
Description:Regarding Lotty's behavior with Brentnall and Hill at Gunn's boarding house.
Date:1860-08-17
Subject:Boardinghouses; Boley, Susan; Boweryem, George; Brentnall; Brown, Mortimer; Edwards, John; Edwards, Sally (Nast); Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Hill; Kidder, Charlotte (Whytal, Granville); Knudsen, Carl Wilhelm; Martin, Julia; Women
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):Bleecker 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.