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slight pugilistic ementes, which however were
in some measure checked by an a sticked indi-
vidual who paced to and fro, and occasionally
excercised his weapon over the head of some ob-
streporous Newsboy.   He was perfectly acquainted
with them evidently, condescended to pass a remark
now and then, but unbending in the fulfillment
of his Office.      Presently uprose the curtain, and
the  Lady of Lyons  was proceeded with.   That
always is and will be a popular play, all passion
and sentiment, with a dash of clap trap in the
 Nature s nobleman  way, (whereat always 
the most rascally looking varlets among the audience
applaud.)     Goodall played Claud Melmotte
stagely well.     After came the farce  Perfection, 
whereon Lotty appeared, previous to which the man
with the stick walked round amid the boys and
bade them greet her, saying she was a sister
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Four: page thirty
Description:Describes attending Goodall's benefit theater performance.
Subject:Goodall; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Kidder, Charlotte (Whytal, Granville); Theater
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.