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till 2.  Much talk with Holbrook about terms. Got $5
per week ready, and 1/4 profits when Circulation gets ahead.
[words crossed out]  Weary Work.   Feel very ill, and am very poor.
Back through the driving snow.     Afternoon, sitting in the
common room, talking to Actor Reynolds & by a good fire.
Evening down to Office again.  Got no money from Holbrook.
 To-morrow .     To Tailors, got mended coat, back  home 
and here I sit, all alone, in the common room, a good
fire behind me, with throbbing head, aching heart, and
am, the next line finished about to commence writing home 
to my Mother.     If she knew.
  26.  Wednesday.   Down town, to Traveler and Reveille Offices,
sent letter for home.     At dinner was informed, across the table
that  our  friend was married.   Who?  inquired I.  Lotty,  said
he.     So it is;   her mother had had intimation of it but
for a few days before it took place.  /     Busied all the after-
noon, and in the evening managed to call in at Mrs Kidders.
Saw good-tempered Jane Gibson, who told me the little they knew
about it.  He was a good-hearted fellow, and very foxed of
her;   a scenic artist, by profession.      And speaking of it
in a letter to Jane Gibson, she after enumeration divers events
occurring, said  among others, last, but not least getting mar-
ried.      It s a sorry business I fear, altogether.   Mrs K is
 very anxious,   very much concerned  about it   and was gone
[words crossed out] to the theatre!  The Devil take the woman.   Oh
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Three: page thirty-one
Description:Mentions hearing that Lotty Kidder has married a scenic artist.
Date:1851-11-25
Subject:Boardinghouses; Clothing and dress; Gibson, Jane (Mason); Gunn, Samuel, Mrs.; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Holbrook; Kidder, Charlotte (Whytal, Granville); Kidder, Rebecca (Morse); Marriage; Reynolds, Bill; Theater; Whytal, John
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Scan Date:2011-02-07

 

Volume
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Three
Description:Includes descriptions of looking for drawing and writing work among New York publishers, visits to Mrs. Kidder and her daughter Lotty, boarding house living, theater acquaintances, and Lajos Kossuth's visit to New York.
Subject:Actors; Boardinghouses; Gunn, Thomas Butler; 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 2011 Missouri History Museum.
Source:Page images, transcriptions, and metadata of the Thomas Butler Gunn diaries have been provided by the Missouri History Museum.