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Bailey there.)     Return to room.     An hour or so after
sunset, to the Courtlandt Street Goslings, there to sup, where
I met Hutchings.)         Walked to Beach Street & remain-
ed till 11 or so there,  Lotty singing & playing.  I saw 
 the baby .     Dan Dod hath returned to Cuba, & the house
is comparatively empty.    Mrs K is again in the dress-making
line, employing some dozen or more of  young persons , with
whom to play the confused parts of Madame Mantalini & Miss 
Knagg,       Mason & wife  seclude themselves not quite so much,
as before marriage & the once Jane Gibson is as might be
expected  a true & loving wife to the little cub.
                        Lotty intimating she d
like to go to Burtons to see  Copperfield  played, I
offered to take her, & so it was agreed upon.
  21.   Tuesday.  Working on wood, Reveille cuts &c.
Down town calls as usual  & to Lantern Office, Reveille
& Picayune.   Drawing during the afternoon.   Evening
at Mr Royal s, calling there after supping at that B hoys
Restaurant Sweeneys.
  22. Wednesday.  Minor Reveille cuts.  Watson called
about my making a drawing whilk I declined.  By the
way, seing the flimsy little  trader s guide  published
by Lockington on my table,  Watson took it up & gan
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Five: page forty-six
Description:Mentions that Dan Dodd has returned to Cuba, and comments on the marriage of Mason and Jane Gibson.
Date:1852-09-20
Subject:Dodd, Dan; Gibson, Jane (Mason); Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hutchings, Dick; Kidder, Charlotte (Whytal, Granville); Kidder, Rebecca (Morse); Lockington; Marriage; Mason; Royal, Frank; Seymour, Charles (Bailey); Theater; Watson, John; Whytal, Jr.; Women
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]; Cuba
Coverage (Street):Beach Street; Courtlandt Street
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.