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	Meeting will Willy Kidder.   News.
one another without interfering.       Clark has
her gin regularly and, Mrs Boley says she has appeared
drunk at the dinner-table, one night.    Nice house,
this is getting to be!
  30.  Wednesday.   Writing.   To Harpers  by
noon, saw Bonner.    (Story to be tinkered and
made partisan in character as I made the hero
of it, a Virginian, actuated by principle!)  To
Strongs and the Post, then to W. Leslie s.  Re-
turning up West Broadway, when not far from
Beach street (once the residence of the Kidder fa-
mily) I was accosted by a young fellow, rather
short and inclined to be thickset, in a cap, with
a cigar in mouth, who addressing me by name,
asked if I didn t recollect Willy Kidder?   It was
Lotty s brother.  He told me that she was in Wales
with Granville who had the superintendence of a
paper-mill there, at a place in Monmouthshire,
called Clearwater, with the additional post-office
address of Wintebrook); that they had a carriage
and two horses, and were prosperous, Lotty ha-
ving grown very plump, as her mother learnt
from Jane Mason who, with her husband, lives
with the pair.     Mason, it seems, got out of a 
situation in New York and didn t bestir him-
self to obtain one, hence his wife abetted the
idea of their going to England.   When Lotty
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Eighteen: page thirty-one
Description:Describes a conversation with Will Kidder about his sister Lotty.
Date:1861-10-29
Subject:Boardinghouses; Boley, Susan; Bonner, John; Civil War; Clark, Mrs. (Kate Fisher); Gibson, Jane (Mason); Granville, Arthur (Alleyne); Gunn, Thomas Butler; Harper and Brothers (New York, N.Y.); Kidder, Charlotte (Whytal, Granville); Kidder, Rebecca (Morse); Kidder, Will; Leslie, William; Publishers and publishing; Strong, Thomas; Women
Coverage (City/State):New York, [New York]; Clearwater, Monmouthshire, Wales
Coverage (Street):Beach Street; West Broadway
Scan Date:2010-06-14

 

Volume
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Eighteen
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 life, the shooting of Sergeant Davenport by Captain Fitz James O'Brien for insubordination, and Frank Bellew's marital troubles.
Subject:Boardinghouses; Bohemians; Civil War; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Journalism; Marriage; Military; Publishers and publishing; Women
Coverage (City/State):New York, 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.