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	Lizzie Woodward.
temper, about which I once had the presump-
tion to lecture her and to my surprise produ-
ced some effect   it may be merely exteriorly
or temporarily, but so it is.        She, like her
sister, is of English (? Irish) birth and parentage;
their father abandoned his wife and family
and I think the former is dead.        They have
a junior brother, a hotel-clerk in New Haven.
Both girls are red-haired, the elder, plump
jolly-looking and passionate, hits her sister
sometimes, in private; they have rows together.
Lizzie s fairness and figure give her pre-
tensions to beauty; seen at a little distance
she looks quite handsome, closer, and you
find the apparent regularity of her features
disappear, the nose plebeianly, rather than
prettily retrouse  and the skin less smooth
and fair than you had expected.        She has
indefinite-colored eyes   she says green   which
look dark by lamplight in contrast with her
complexion, and a little, fair moustache.
Withal, she impresses one pleasantly as a 
pretty girl.          It s importation, talking to
her, as she knows by little.        When she came
here, she was rather pretistic, but that has
partially evaporated; though I don t think
she plays cards, as the rest do.           Fite did
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Fourteen: page twenty-eight
Description:Describes the current boarders at his boarding house at 132 Bleecker Street.
Date:1860-10-04
Subject:Boardinghouses; Fite; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Women; Woodward, Lizzie (Fite); Woodward, Susan
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Scan Date:2010-04-26

 

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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Fourteen
Description:Includes descriptions of attending a lecture by J.H. Siddons on Queen Victoria; seeing tightrope walker Charles Blondin perform; boarding house living; his freelance writing and drawing work; visits to the Edwards family and his friendship with Sally Edwards; a visit of the Prince of Wales, the future Edward VII of Great Britain, to New York; his work as a reporter for ''The New York World;'' a visit to a dog fighting establishment; an evening spent at the 4th Ward police station awaiting 1860 election returns; and Gunn's experience as a correspondent for ""The New York Evening Post"" in Charleston, South Carolina, in the aftermath of South Carolina's secession from the federal government.
Subject:Boardinghouses; Civil War; Elections; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Journalism; Military; Police; Publishers and publishing; Secession; Slavery; Slaves; Travel
Coverage (City/State):New York, New York; Charleston, South Carolina
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 2010 Missouri History Museum.
Source:Page images, transcriptions, and metadata of the Thomas Butler Gunn diaries have been provided by the Missouri History Museum.