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to descant on him  not at all favourably, saying he d been
 in Newgate for two years, for forgery.         Now this
was droll, seeing that divers rumors are rife how Watson himself
hath committed the like rascality.
                     Through all the employments of Life
                            Each neighbour abuses his brother   !   /
Randall came for Reveille cuts & had  em.  Finished the minors
& rebusses, sending off the latter by Lockington s boy, who called.
Mr Royal called and tarried awhile.                Out by 10, &
round to Burtons to take seats.     Dined at 2 at the
Shades, then down town to multitudinous calls.   Mathews, Reveille,
Picayune, Lantern, &c   Post Office & Lockingtons, where
he informed me how the  Traveller  was to be resuscitated
again, and gave me blocks for drawing for t.    Called at
Holmes .         Returned to room by 5, found a letter from
my mother inclosing one from Boutcher, bearing the Papal post-
mark & written from the Seven hilled City.   /       To Beach
Street by 6, saw Mrs K and the boy Will.   Was
told by Mrs K with some slight acerbity how Lott was at
her Uncle s, having written me a letter postponing theatre
going, (which, of course I had not gotten.)       Recieved the
news with exemplary coolness & talked awhile.   Small boy
Will was horridly anxious fist[first] that he should form
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Five: page forty-seven
Description:Mentions going to Mrs. Kidder's residence to take Lotty to the theater, and discovering she is at her uncle's.
Date:1852-09-22
Subject:Boutcher, William; Gunn, Samuel, Mrs.; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Holmes, John B.; Kidder, Charlotte (Whytal, Granville); Kidder, Rebecca (Morse); Kidder, Will; Lockington; Mathews, Cornelius; Randall; Royal, Frank; Theater; Watson, John
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]; [Rome, Italy]
Coverage (Street):Beach 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.