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Told Lotty I didn t care to go if the plan was thus
marred. Says She,  You better not tell Widow K
so.   Told her I would.     Matter debated.  Dan
Dodd, little, good sort of  fellow, from
Cuba,   (half I think on the way to fool s paradise about
Lotty,) inclined to persuade her story.    Happening to
say in reply to some chance remark, that I d pass
a happier day were we to have her pleasant face out
among the green leaves, but if she d be happier pre-
ferring town, let her stay in Gods name.  Lott
put out her frank hand to mine and said with bright
smile  Thank you for that Tom Gunn!    
Finally it was left a moot point.      Quitted about
midnight.   Great firing of crackers and devil of a
row everywhere in anticipation of the morrow.  Could
hardly get to sleep.
  5.  Monday.  Aroused by 5 or earlier by the
pyrotechnic patriotism of the rising generation.
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Four: page one hundred and fifty-eight
Description:Discusses a proposed trip to Hastings with Mrs. Kidder.
Subject:Dodd, Dan; Fireworks; Fourth of July; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Kidder, Charlotte (Whytal, Granville); Kidder, Rebecca (Morse); Women
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]; Cuba
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.