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Unless Maternity save her        So may it be!
    /       I told her  mong other things, I wished
I were her brother.  She said she wished so too.
     Barth and Mrs K came in anon   she having
almost talked him dead, and at about 12 we
left.   Walked to the South Ferry with him,
conversing,  half an hour on the Battery, boat
waiting, and then he off to Brooklyn, I to
my solitary room, thinking of many things;
much of a face that haunted me for long time
in boyhood.  
  12.  Monday .   Drawing on wood. Lantern.
Abbotts   Saint Napoleon    Down with it to the
Office.   Out with Powell, he promising to pay
me $6.  Up Broadway.     To the building
whereat Watson & the Lanternland Woodpeckers
propose to use.   Dined together at Shelleys.
He came to my room,  sat awhile, then
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Four: page one hundred and sixty-six
Description:Mentions telling Lotty that he wished he was her brother.
Subject:Barth, William; Bilton, Mary; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Kidder, Charlotte (Whytal, Granville); Kidder, Rebecca (Morse); Powell, Thomas; Pregnancy; Watson, John; Women
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]; Brooklyn, [New York]
Coverage (Street):Broadway
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.