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           Warne on Lotty, Brentnoll & Hill.
very sentiment in the sermon, insolently quitted 
his seat, slamming the pew door after him and 
strutting off with all the consequence in the world!
Cahill tells a story about Phalon s visiting the
brothel frequented by his son; each unknown to
one another.     The wife is said to be a nice woman.
  26.  Wednesday.   Writing third military com-
pilation till 4  ; then down-town to  Evening
Post  office.   Up-town with Haney; he dining with
me.      (He was at 745 again last night!)        He
went off to the drill-room, after a smoke.
Writing during the rest of the evening.
  27.  Thursday.   A note from Alf Waud
at Washington, asking Bob Gun s address.  Wrote
to him and to Cobb.       Down-town in the after-
noon with Cahill.         Returning on a 6th Avenue
car met little Warne (he who used to visit at our 
boarding-house) and talking with him about  Mrs.
Granville,  got some particulars about Brentnoll
and Hill; with whom Warne was pretty intimate,
during their residence in New York. According to
his showing, Hill, the quieter, was the worst of the
two; being extremely dissipated and mean to boot.
The two lived at the rate of about $50 a day,
the form at home suffering.    About Brentnoll s
infatuation for Lotty, Warne supposed it equal-
led on the other side.   Both of them got to disliking
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Seventeen: page thirty
Description:Describes a conversation with Warne about Lotty, Hill, and Brentnall.
Subject:Brentnall; Brothels; Cahill, Frank; Cobb, Myron H.; Gun, Robert; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Hill; Kidder, Charlotte (Whytal, Granville); Phalon; Phalon, Jr.; Phalon, Mrs.; Warne; Waud, Alfred
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):6th Avenue
Scan Date:2010-06-09


Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Seventeen
Description:Includes Gunn's descriptions of the scene in New York at the commencement of the Civil War; his visits to military camps in and around New York City as a reporter for ""The New York Evening Post;"" boarding house living; a bridal reception at the Edwards family's residence in honor of the marriage of Sally Edwards and Thomas Nast; a visit to the Heylyn and Rogers families in Rochester; and his trip to Paris, Ontario, to visit George Bolton and the Conworths.
Subject:Boardinghouses; Bohemians; Civil War; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Journalism; Marriage; Military; Publishers and publishing; Travel; Women
Coverage (City/State):New York, New York; Paris, Ontario, Canada ; Rochester, 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 2010 Missouri History Museum.
Source:Page images, transcriptions, and metadata of the Thomas Butler Gunn diaries have been provided by the Missouri History Museum.