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	x The young fellow has shallow hazel eyes and when
he smiled, a queer mirthful look, which reminded me
of his sister.
heard of their arrival in London, she posted
thither ( in her usual impulsive manner  said Will)
to join them and insisted on their going to live
with her in Wales.        I asked after Brentnall
and Hill.        The latter, it appears, pilla-
ged or swindled the former, returning secretly
to England in a first-class steamer, taking a
cabin passage.  Brentnall, abandoned, got very
hard up, had to sell watch, revolver &c, bor-
rowed money from my informant, from Mason
and others and finally took a steerage passage
in a sailing-vessel to England.  Hill, said Will
Kidder, was a perfect rascal.         Brentnall
had renewed his acquaintance with the Masons
on the other side of the Atlantic; I didn t learn
that it extended to Lotty.       She has not been in
Holland; something was said by Will about
a paper-mill being burnt down there, which
may have diverted Granville s questionable in-
dustry into another and a home channel.    The
abolition of the duty on paper may have had some-
thing to do with it.              Part of this information
I obtained over a glass of ale at what was
once the Museum Hotel.  Will said, too, that his
mother was going to have another baby.x  In
Laurens street, between Spring and Prince, I
witnessed a fire.    Half a dozen scared women
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Eighteen: page thirty-two
Description:Describes a conversation with Will Kidder about his sister Lotty.
Date:1861-10-30
Subject:Brentnall; Fires; Gibson, Jane (Mason); Granville; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hill; Kidder, Charlotte (Whytal, Granville); Kidder, Rebecca (Mason); Kidder, Will; Mason
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]; London, [England]; Wales
Coverage (Street):Laurens Street; Prince Street; Spring Street
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.