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were also volunteered by a stout neighbor occupant of
an adjoining room.     Meantime the procession was
passing.         Out with Swinton s brother, Fay &
stout gentleman.   Imbibition.  Return.  Reading
No 5 of Bleak House, purchased this day, just out.
To my room, Davis and Waud called & left.
Writing.
  21. Wednesday.   Sent off letter for Boutcher.
Drawing &c during the rest of the day.   Barth
and Livers called.        Reveille work.     Evening
at Beach Street.      Lots of folks there. Mrs
K talking vindictive apropos.  Jack Hardenbrook
and Alfred Brown,   how they came home at
midnight or past, & Lotty and Dan Dod being
in parlor together, commented on it in evil fas-
hion.   How she overheard them, how they went
up stairs laughing, how Dan Dod was incontinently
about to rush upstairs and   get licked, (as he assu-
redly would have been.)     How she prevented it &
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Four: page one hundred and seventy-five
Description:Describes an incident involving Dan Dodd, Lotty Kidder, Alfred Brown, and Jack Hardenbrook that took place the previous night.
Date:1852-07-20
Subject:Barth, William; Boardinghouses; Books and reading; Brown, Alfred; Boutcher, William; Davis; Dodd, Dan; Fay; Funeral rites and ceremonies; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hardenbrook, Jack; Kidder, Charlotte (Whytal, Granville); Kidder, Rebecca (Morse); Livers, Sergeant; Swinton; 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.