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where I found a roomful of people.   Two
of the Browns, Albert and Alfred, Cooper
Mason and others.   Lotty was there, laying
on the sofa beside Cooper.   They all
went soon, sat and talked awhile with
Lotty and her mother, principally about
her appearance.   Put Lotty out of temper
by telling her of the glorious ambition to achieve
newsboy plaudits. 
           Says she was
horribly nervous at first coming on.)
Mason hath news of a fathers death.  They
parted ungently, too.   Talks of returning,
taking Jane Gibson as a wife.       She deserves
a better mate than the little rou .
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Four: page thirty-five
Description:Describes a visit to Mrs. Kidder's residence and the people there.
Date:1852-02-15
Subject:Brown, Albert; Brown, Alfred; Cooper; Gibson, Jane (Mason); Gunn, Thomas Butler; Kidder, Charlotte (Whytal, Granville); Kidder, Rebecca (Morse); Mason; Theater
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Scan Date:2011-02-02

 

Volume
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.