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and Brougham by the way.     North & O Brien
at the Office.     O Brien s a snob.       Return at
sunset or later.       Bit of a rain storm, intended
to defer visit to Mrs K s, but rain ending set off.
Lotty had returned, and running towards me, shook
me by both hands.   She looked well, no traces of
sickness or sorrow about her bright face,   her hair
by the bye for the nonce worn plain, madonna-wise,
not in the cluster of curls as wont.     It so chanced
that her mother was going out, so I had much of
her and boy Will s company, sitting by the open window
with her face close to mine, looking out in the trees,
and close, warm, damp humid night.   There were
two others present, but as they were  lovers  (to use Mrs
K s phrase, they were exclusive enough.  Presently
after much half thoughtful talk, the suggestion
of walking out being made, I proposed a walk
to Broadway & an Ice Cream.       So sug-
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Four: page one hundred and fifty-four
Description:Describes a visit with Lotty Kidder.
Date:1852-07-01
Subject:Brougham; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Kidder, Charlotte (Whytal, Granville); Kidder, Rebecca (Morse); Kidder, Will; North, William; O'Brien, Fitz James; Women
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):Broadway
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.