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ing during the afternoon       Did Reveille
 {6.  Friday.        Drawing, on Outline
  7.  Saturday}       and &c s.
  8.  Sunday. Finished Outline.  Fred
and Eddy came in the afternoon, with a
letter from home.  Evening, with Alf
to Chapins, on leaving which we met
Joe, who walked back with me.
I left them, and called at Mrs Kidders,
where I found Lotty.   Had returned
a week ago, husband still down South
quite free and easy about it.   Just the
same queer, wilful little devil as ever. Had
her Southern experience in detail.  How
the Southern women chew snuff, how lazy
they are,  how she, Lotty was twice
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Four: page twenty-six
Description:Describes the return of Lotty to New York and her comments on Southern women.
Subject:Chapin, E.H.; Drawing; Greatbatch, Edward (Bristol); Greatbatch, Fred (Bristol); Greatbatch, Joe; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Kidder, Charlotte (Whytal, Granville); Kidder, Rebecca (Morse); Waud, Alfred; Whytal, John; Women
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Scan Date:2011-02-02


Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Four
Description:Includes descriptions of looking for drawing and writing work among New York publishers, boarding house living, visits to Mrs. Kidder and her daughter Lotty, the start of the ''Lantern'' publication and joining the ''Lantern Club,'' attending a ball on Governors Island, attending a lecture by E. H. Chapin, visits to Staten Island, and a visit to Niagara Falls.
Subject:Boardinghouses; Books and reading; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Military; Publishers and publishing; Theater; Travel; Women
Coverage (City/State):New York, New York; Niagara, 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.