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while.    Hurryed back, gave the $50 for Joe
to keep in safety for me, and aboard the ferry
boat.     Cars gone, whereat I was as well con-
tent as if otherwise.  So returned tranquilly to New 
York, got a bottle of Sarsaparilla and ice at the
grocery store, to my room, a little reading, then
to [word crossed out] Beach Street.  Found Mrs K, her sister
[line crossed out]
Angeline, Mrs Lawton, Lotty and other feminines
all sitting in the back room, singing sacred
music.   Dod there, sitting by Lotty.   Anon
the singing party broke up & I sat talking
first with Mrs Lawton, (who has been handsome,
and is not the reverse now;) then listening to
Mrs Kidder reading Ingoldsby Legends   I would
she never chose aught duller.          Half an
hour talking with Lotty, & partly Dob & the
mama.       Lotty talked about herself & they
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Four: page one hundred and eighty
Description:Describes a visit to Mrs. Kidder's residence while waiting for his train.
Date:1852-07-25
Subject:Angeline; Books and reading; Dodd, Dan; Food; Greatbatch, Joe; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Kidder, Charlotte (Whytal, Granville); Kidder, Rebecca (Morse); Lawton, Mrs.; Railroad; Railroad travel; Travel; 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.