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where they live at now;   acknowledging her innocence
attributing his suspicions to &c &c   bosh, and
willing they should yoke again.  She gave him a 
savage No, and he s on his way to California.
And that s all of it.        I think there may worse
come of the matter.  An equivocal position, wild,
wilful temper   she s only the devil pride to keep
the Seven Devils from her.   A sad prospect to
Lotty Kidder! 
Mutual confusion, exasperation, passion   what not?
  29. Tuesday.  Drawing on wood for the Lantern
Afternoon three Reveille drawings on wood  
hard at work.  Took two Lantern drawings to get
cut   gave one Dickenson another Swinton.
Evening called at Dunsiers, finding Miss Tamison
all alone, dress making.   Battered her for
an hour or two, then left & to New York.
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Four: page one hundred and fifty-two
Description:Comments on Lotty's marriage to John Whytal.
Date:1852-06-28
Subject:Dickenson; Drawing; Dunsier; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Kidder, Charlotte (Whytal, Granville); Marriage; Swinton, Alfred; Tamison, Miss; Whytal, John
Coverage (City/State):New York, [New York]; California
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.