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       The Kidders according to the Scovilles.
Tribune, on the strength of certain English
colloquialisms, which appeared in his letters.
 They ceased when you returned,  said Mrs S,
erroneously.  Scoville evidently rather enjoyed the
supposition.          Talked with him about Lola
Montez, and with him and his wife about the
Kidders.   I knew that he and Mrs S. had boarded
with Mrs K. in Beach Street, in 1853, therefore
that they must be acquainted with the internal
economy of the establishment, with respect to Lotty
and little Whytal, her mother and Morse.
Lotty, deponed Mrs S., didn t care ab a bit about
her child, it was shamefully neglected, although
she shammed extreme emotion and tried to fer-
ment herself into hysterics when Whytal removed the
baby, during her absence.     But when Mrs S. was
sick Lotty behaved with extreme kindness and con-
sideration towards her.       Scoville had seen an
advertisement, a few months ago, relative to Why-
tal s procuring a divorce from Lotty.           The house
at Beach Street was a meanly kept one; the Sco-
ville s supposed that Morse didn t pay anything for
his board.                 Left at 11 o clock.
  16.  Monday.   To Harper s; saw Bonner; story
only half read.   Up town.  News this day, from
England of the reception of the intelligence in Eng-
about the capture of Mason and Slidell and con-
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Eighteen: page ninety-nine
Description:Describes a visit to Joe Scoville and his wife.
Date:1861-12-15
Subject:Boardinghouses; Bonner, John; Civil War; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Journalism; Kidder, Charlotte (Whytal, Granville); Kidder, Rebecca (Morse); Mason, J.M.; Montez, Lola; Morse; New York tribune.; Ramsay, Russell (Buckstone); Schaub, Carolina Uniana (Scoville); Scoville, Joe; Slidell, John; Whytal, John
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
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.