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Going to return to England on Wednesday.  Supped
with him.   To room &c.  Waud. /        At
9 or so called at Beach Street, stopping till 12.
  11.  Sunday.  To Governor s Island by noon,
having passed the time till then in domesticities.
Dined with Barth and a Mr Gruby, reading
Charles Lamb in the afternoon.  Supped and 
Barth having an inclination to go to Beach Street,
we after half an hours windy waiting at the landing
place, (in company with a Bedlow s Islander) were
rowed to New York.  To my room, then to Mrs K s.
A room full of folk, Lotty playing and singing to them,
till on her commencing something other than  sacred,  her
Mother veto d it.     So she went into the other room sulky
party broke up into conversational groups, some going
out.     I had the inhumanity to leave Barth to be talked
at by Mrs K, and joined Lotty.     Mrs Lawton
the comely sister of Mrs K and her  Captain  ad-
Page
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Four: page one hundred and sixty-three
Description:Mentions a visit to Mrs. Kidder's residence with William Barth.
Date:1852-07-10
Subject:Barth, William; Books and reading; Gruby; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Kidder, Charlotte (Whytal, Granville); Kidder, Rebecca (Morse); Lawton, Mrs.; Richardson; Waud, Alfred; Women
Coverage (City/State):New York, [New York]
Coverage (Street):Beach 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.