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layer of house agency, then Mosaic - Myers,
then a Chiropodist stratum.  I m top-
most.     /                Lotty Kidder s half
disenchanted to my eyes.   Shes full of pettiness-
es, and snobbisms, apes judgment of chara-
cter and has more vanity than should be.
Bright eyes and animal spirits has she, but
the former can look anger where uncalled for,
and the latter are too naturally natural.
  8.  Monday.   Down town.  To breakfast.
Calls, Lantern Office &c.  Saw Bellew.  Seeing
about getting stove pipe  fixing  &, doing all sorts
of odd chores for the room.  Davis came in
the evening.  No drawing done to day.
  9.  Tuesday.  Wrote article for Notions,
to Strongs, saw him, cashed up.     To Canal 
Street.     Bought boots of Weber.   Davis in
the Evening.   Don t recollect detail of the day.
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Four: page fifty-six
Description:Comments on Lotty Kidder.
Subject:Bellew, Frank; Davis; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Kidder, Charlotte (Whytal, Granville); Meyers; Strong, Thomas; Weber
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):Canal Street
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.