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brisk walk through the icy, frosty streets into Smith s
Hotel, Perry Street, there to see if that the  Masheene 
Picture &c were, as yet raffled.   Not so.   Anticipated
this month.   Called at Picton s.  Not in.   Back at
called at Mrs Kidders.   There I found her; (and Mason
just about to go out), so sate and talked with her. First
about Lotty s marriage.     Two of her letter, read to me.
How she had been wooed by Southerners, presents sent
to her   one a negro-girl worth I know not how many 
dollars; jewels &c (which she returned.)     Then of
her marriage with Mr Whytal, a Bostonian, scenic ar-
tist  who adores her.      The news of the ceremony she
told with great flippancy, bidding her mother get a glass
of water,  Dick  on one side, and Jenny  on the other, 
ere reading it.     She still designs following the stage
as a profession. /     Of Whytal, I the other day in-
quired of Mrs Leave.     He boarded here,   she says
he was an ugly man, and never opened his mouth. The
latter may tell in his favour.     I hope he ll disap-
point all, and prove a ^|good| fellow.   [words crossed out]
[line crossed out]
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   Talk of other subjects followed, and ere long the Bloo-
mer Costume.  Mrs K leaving me for a short time
attired herself a la Bloomer.  [words crossed out]
Page
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Three: page thirty-six
Description:Describes hearing news of Lotty Kidder and her new husband John Whytal.
Date:1851-12-04
Subject:Clothing and dress; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Kidder, Charlotte (Whytal, Granville); Kidder, Rebecca (Morse); Leave, Mrs.; Marriage; Mason; Picton, Thomas; Whytal, John; Women
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):Perry Street
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.