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	       A Quarrel with Lotty.
take it herself if nobody else did.     I told her she
would have to get upon a high stool, as he was a
tall man, she a little woman.        You re a humbug! 
quoth she.   And your e another!  said I  and you
know it!        Then she asked if I wasn t going to
knock Kinne down, to which I responded by a
decided negative.   Then she d  get an Irishman to do
it for five dollars,  upon which Brentnall propo-
sed effecting it at half-price.    Any man who insults
a lady ought to be &c &c!  quoth Lotty.  That s
so!  adds Brentnall, who, like his class of Eng-
lishman, has a predilection for the acquisition of
Yankee vulgarisms.       There was a little steamer
coming to a landing-place, and we had resolved
to embark thither, so I hurried the interview.   Lotty
asked Boweryem to come and visit her on Sunday;
which he declined on behalf of Mary Bucklin,
whom he goes to see, weekly.   Just as we were set-
ting off, Lotty called to me, said  I knew where
she lived   I could come whenever I chose.    I
told her I expected a first invitation and shouldn t
do it.       And so we parted.       The Englishmen
were civil enough.    Brentnall is not a bad-look-
ing fellow, the animal preponderating.   Shouldn t
wonder if he is in a state of befoolment about
Lotty.          The steamboat ride was very pretty
and we took the horse-cars at Harlem, getting
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Thirteen: page two hundred and two
Description:Describes a visit to Lotty at Fordham.
Date:1860-08-31
Subject:Boweryem, George; Brentnall; Bucklin, Mary; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Irish; Kidder, Charlotte (Whytal, Granville); Kinne; Women
Coverage (City/State):[Fordham, New York]
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.