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	     Lotty and  Jule  Martin.
of being a tacit witness of such  goings on.    The
amiable Dr. Kinne and his wife were exultant
and edifying in their comments, he offended bets that
Lotty was illegitimately begotten and unmar-
ried.   (He may be right in both particulars, though
her resemblance to her father is in her favor and I
credit the bigamy as characteristic.)    Boweryem was
unwise enough to dispute the matter, producing
certain cards with  Mrs Arthur Granville, Rose
Cottage Fordham  sent out from England by the
bigamitic brother of  Madame Marguerittes,  one
of which the doctor obtained and displayed in the
parlor with intimations of Phallic accommodation 
to the men boarders.   They seem to have had little
to say or do with Lotty, barring the two English-
men, who have a watch or jewelry store in Broad-
way   I suppose a branch of some English house.
 Jule  Martin comes in but for minor condemna-
tion, as Lotty s gooseberry-picker   as they used
to call little brothers to pretty girls in England.   Mrs
Palmer says she believes Miss Martin to be a real
decent girl,  which she may be despite an equivocal
expression of the eye.   The same authority asserts
that Lotty is very well known in boarding-houses,
that she passed under the name of Lotty Lane  
evidently Alleyne.         After nearly a week of these
doings, both Lotty and her bottle-holder surrepti-
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Thirteen: page one hundred and sixty-seven
Description:Regarding Lotty's behavior with Brentnall and Hill at Gunn's boarding house.
Date:1860-08-18
Subject:Boardinghouses; Boweryem, George; Brentnall; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hill; Kidder, Charlotte (Whytal, Granville); Kinne; Kinne, Mrs.; Martin, Julia; Palmer, Mrs.; Trainque, Cecilia (Phillips); 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.