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gesting that we should have the company of  Mr Dodd
&  his lady-love, (telling me under her breath that
 Whytal was in New York  & she would not wish to
be seen out alone with any two legged masculine at
night; off we set, boy Will in great tribulation
and sorrow at not being permitted to accompany
us.       So for the first time I had this bright
eyed little incomprehensibility hanging on my arm
as we walked down the dank, dark street, into the
great thoroughfare.  At the corner we entered the
confectioners, had Ice Creams &c   she had a  cobbler 
too.       A blooming little incomprehensibility, with
a world of merits run into faults on her   very
pleasant to look upon though, that face of
hers.     Back, consoling Will with some confect-
ionary, then Lotty sang again and again  
Her mother came, & I left at 11.
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Four: page one hundred and fifty-five
Description:Describes going to the confectioners for ice cream with Lotty Kidder.
Date:1852-07-01
Subject:Dodd, Dan; Food; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Kidder, Charlotte (Whytal, Granville); Kidder, Rebecca (Morse); Kidder, Will; Whytal, John; Women
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
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.