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Lotty   while Barth talked with her Mother.
Lotty has  quitted the stage  she says.   Had a
row with Corbyn & left.   It s well.   Time
wore on, and presently at my request she
played and sang to us.    Her mother, the 
two Browns and others, (save boy Will, asleep on
sofa)   were in the adjoining room.  Two rooms,
made  one, by opening intervening doors.    Lotty
was so delightful and fascinating as could be.
After awhile (joined the others,  Mere talk &c.
Left about 11, the Browns twain, and a 
certain Jack Hardenbrook, who looked like
an evil Dick Swiveller, and who boards there
all with us.   Divers imbibitions, and at
one    In Broadway I met old Hunt & Shaw
(not the actor,)  both Franklin Street, Leave folks.
Barth in my room half an hour or so,
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Four: page one hundred and eighteen
Description:Describes a visit to Mrs. Kidder's residence on Beach Street.
Date:1852-05-16
Subject:Actors; Barth, William; Brown, Albert; Brown, Alfred; Corbyn; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hardenbrook, Jack; Hunt; Kidder, Charlotte (Whytal, Granville); Kidder, Rebecca (Morse); Kidder, Will; Shaw
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):Broadway; Franklin Street
Scan Date:2011-02-07

 

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.