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ning  and baby in cradle.      Dined with them & the
rest of the habitants of the mansion in fine style up
stairs, then after half an hour in another apartment
talking (anent my transferring on to wood the portrait of
a little girl), with a man & wife, the latter being
about to publish & write a memoir of this dead, adopted
child,)   down stairs again.  Looking over divers pro-
ductions of Hammetts, in the  Knickerbocker , Literary
World, Spirit of the Times  &c,    then about 4, left,
crossed to New York, (icy cold day),  & to room,
meditatively on the snug house I had quitted.      My fire
was out;     sat awhile, then to Royals.     He and
his wife going out,     but insisted on my staying to sup
with Bush, with which he & the juvenile s seemed
to be marvellously well content.        Stayed till 9 or
so, called at Office,  found Waud reading aloud to
Swinton, who was engraving by Camp-light;  then
out again,  to Beach Street.      Mrs Kidder
& some-others  there, but the latter son left.
Lotty has joined her husband again, and returns to
the stage to-morrow night,   the  National !
         With hey ho!  The Wind & the Rain! 
Talking awhile with Mrs K & a lively little widow
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Five: page ninety-four
Description:Mentions that Lotty has gotten back together with her estranged husband.
Date:1852-11-21
Subject:Actors; Boardinghouses; Books and reading; Bush; Children; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hammett; Hammett, Mrs.; Hawes; Kidder, Charlotte (Whytal, Granville); Kidder, Rebecca (Morse); Royal, Frank; Royal, Mrs.; Swinton, Alfred; Theater; Waud, Alfred; Whytal, John
Coverage (City/State):New York, [New York]
Coverage (Street):Beach Street
Scan Date:2011-02-07

 

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.