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to the others.       Gave him the sofalid of my huge bed-box,
and the buffalo skin, which with a pillow, he slept famously
as did I.           Up by 8, dress, lavation, newspaper,
down town to Goslings for breakfast.    Quitted Charley in 
Nassau Street & to my room & drawing, hard till sun-
set, only going out to dine, as wont, at the Shades.
Charley came at about 3 1/2  stayed an hour, and gave
me the owing $4.50 for the washerwoman.    I d prea-
ched to him about it, & he evidently mistrusted the per-
manence of his virtuous resolves. /        He told me of his
Boston sojourn extensively,  steady employ, more  love  scrapes.
Woman of Italian extraction this time,   some relative of hers
against it, she wanted him to wait   he would  sell  him-
self (by waiting) for money.      So it goes! 
                             With hey ho! the wind and the rain!
                              With hey ho! the wind and the rain!
(He had called yester-day at Beach Street & saw Lotty.
[word crossed out] Civil & dignified on both sides.     She was, it
seemeth to blame for breaking off the  match     with Charley,
inasmuch as she wrote him word to  regard her as a little
wayward sister, who was only dazzled by his attentions! 
Albeit it matter little which side of the merry-thought
broke first in their loving feeling.       Asses!   all asses!
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Five: page seventy-two
Description:Comments on Charley Brown's visit to Lotty and their broken engagement.
Subject:Damoreau, Charles (Brown); Debt; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Kidder, Charlotte (Whytal, Granville); Marriage; Women
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]; Boston, [Massachusetts]
Coverage (Street):Beach Street; Nassau Street
Scan Date:2011-02-07


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.