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ago, with at least simple feeling, truth and some
poetry in theme, not mere word-jingle as too
often now-a-days.    We ve deteriorated in songs.
Now this woman, (though she did drop and aspirate
the H s,)  though she did call Royal  the old
man,  and sometimes slap him on the back, is 
an infinitely more respectable member of the com-
munity than our friend Mrs K.         This one is
a good woman, makes her husband and homely
home happy and those about her   don t think
much about herself, but about her  duty  & family
Mrs K  s perpetually worshipping herself, or indul-
ging in myriad spites against those who don t. Is
in short an abominable Snob.                       Left at
about half past 12.
  13. Tuesday.         Down town.  Called at JB
Holmes.  (Meeting Gleason yesterday minded me
of it.)           Heard that Gleason had robbed him.
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Four: page one hundred and sixty-nine
Description:Comments on Frank Royal's wife.
Subject:Gleason; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Holmes, John B.; Kidder, Rebecca (Morse); Royal, Mrs.; Royal, Frank; Songs; Women
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
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.