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to use her own words    there was but one
Mistress, and No Master.      Tyranny there was
but tyranny of such a woman was better than
that of the Pedant, Coward and Fool James
the First, her successor.   (He was characterized
as having a  slobbering mouth and coarse broad
accent. )        Of the struggles with the Parlia-
ment through his unquiet reign, of the growing
discontent of the people.     Then how Charles
succeeding, who with a better nature and morals
yet held as high an idea of kingly rule and supre-
macy, attempted to overawe and check the
Commons.     Of the stormy debates, of the king s
Faithlessness, imposts and tyranny.   Then to
the subject of the lecture   Hampden   his quiet
and comparatively obscure early life   his studying
at Magdalen College Oxford   his legal
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Four: page seventy-two
Description:Describes a lecture by E.H. Chapin on John Hampden.
Subject:Chapin, E.H.; Charles I, King of England; Elizabeth I, Queen of England; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hampden, John; History; James I, King of England; Lectures
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]; [England]
Scan Date:2011-02-07


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.