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reviled them a la Lady Macbeth &c   bosh.
Lotty s going down the facili descensus Averni rapidly
enow.   Dod with her always, she with him.   Its
a damned thing this; and disgusting,   wooing
a wedded woman & one who will ere long be a
mother.    Maybe Dod does but sentimentalize  
but men nowadays                    Hardenbrook s
callous and savage. 
A beastly world for the unhappy girl to live in.
Heaven won t help her   she hardly believes in t.
The pity of it, Iago the pity of it.
  22. Thursday.  To Lantern Office &c having
finished all Reveille cuts for the week.    To Brook-
lyn, there waited an hour or more, returned to
Castle Garden   no boatmen.  Presently Connor
came,  very drunk, and incapable of doing aught.
In an attempt to clamber into his boat he soused 
in, but managed to get into the boat with only
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Four: page one hundred and seventy-six
Description:Comments on Lotty Kidder's relationship with Dan Dodd.
Subject:Connor; Dodd, Dan; Drunkenness; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hardenbrook, Jack; Kidder, Charlotte (Whytal, Granville); Women
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]; Brooklyn, [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.