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	   Lotty s Embarkation.
I met Warne, not my Rochester acquain-
tance, but the little blue-spectacled Englishman
who lived over the way, who cherished an bit of
an unsuccessful flame for Lizzie Woodward, and
was subsequently ensnared, in a mild way, by Mrs.
Ham, whom he sometimes visits.      Warne had just
been to see  my friend Mrs. Granville  off, and
told me about it.      Her mother, Miss Martin, Mason,
Hill, Brentnall and a crowd of others were there; 
quite a valedictory assembly.     Lott bore up pretty
well until towards the farewell, when she did a
little kissing and crying, principally, I s pose, for
the benefit of mamma, though I ve no doubt others
came in for their share of it.            I fancy the queer
little face crying, honestly enough.     She goes to
Holland, to join Granville, who has some
sort of employment there, so exit Lotty for at
least a year or so.          What experiences the little
adventuress will have, what scrapes she ll get into,
what rows there will be!     She may turn up at
Paris, Baden-Baden, St. Petersburg, be the
cause of duels and the devil knows what mis-
chief and, returning after illimitable demi-repu-
tabilities, denounce everybody and everything, die,
or get married and play mamma   Heaven knows
what ll be the end of her!                       Down-town
by 4, to Haney s office, thence to Harper s, to
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Fourteen: page one hundred and fifteen
Description:Describes Lotty's departure to Europe, as described by Warne.
Date:1860-11-17
Subject:Brentnall; Granville, Arthur (Alleyne); Gunn, Thomas Butler; Ham, Mrs.; Haney, Jesse; Hill; Kidder, Charlotte (Whytal, Granville); Kidder, Rebecca (Morse); Martin, Jule; Mason; Warne; Woodward, Lizzie (Fite)
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]; Rochester, [New York]; Holland; Paris, [France]; St. Petersburg, [Russia]; Baden-Baden, [Germany]
Scan Date:2010-04-27

 

Volume
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.