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varnished boots.       Then to Mrs Kidders.         Found actor Pope
there talking with Mrs K s sister.         Presently Dick  Mount 
came in & Mrs K having descended,  Mount rambled off into a
whimsical tirade against the South, where he had of late been
travelling.     How the folk in Georgia live entirely on ham & eggs
& chicken, how they are ignorant of loaves, eating in lieu hot corn-
bread, how dreary is the landscape, destitute of grass &c, how lazy
are the people, with a thousand other extremes.   /                Talk
with Mrs K.  Lotty up and about, baby (like all others  a very
fine child;)    Lotty  worshipping  him (?) he wailing even more than common
to the nature of the animal.   Mrs K hath written to Whytal
about it.        Mason & Jane Gibson are wed   Friday last.  When
Barth & I met them, as we did just ere entering Niblo s were
they about to accomplish this incorporation of duality into unity. Had
I known it, perchance I might have looked on Mason with awe  
  as one about to perpetrate matrimony.     Well,   the little cub
hath had better fortune than he [word crossed out] merits.   She s a kind hearted,
frank girl, with no ill word of any one existing.         I heard
her story from Mrs K this evening.       Irish parentage, good
family, step-mother,   desirous of marrying her to some one she
didn t like, she  in love  with a young Officer.          Quitting
suddenly for America, expecting him to sell out & follow   which
he did not,   correspondence for a year   broken off  
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Five: page twenty-two
Description:Mentions the marriage of Jane Gibson and Mason.
Date:1852-08-26
Subject:Barth, William; Clothing and dress; Food; Gibson, Jane (Mason); Gunn, Thomas Butler; Kidder, Charlotte (Whytal, Granville); Kidder, Rebecca (Morse); Marriage; Mason; Mount, Dick; Pope; Whytal, John; Whytal, Jr.; Women
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]; Georgia
Scan Date:2011-02-02

 

Volume
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Five
Description:Includes descriptions of Gunn looking for drawing and writing work among New York publishers, witnessing a fire at a chocolate factory, attending a religious camp meeting, his friendship with Lotty Whytal, the 1852 presidential election, a visit to Niagara Falls in the winter, a visit to Toronto, Canada, and the Crystal Palace in New York.
Subject:Gunn, Thomas Butler; Railroad; Publishers and publishing; Religion; Travel; Women
Coverage (City/State):New York, New York; Niagara, New York; Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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.