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Waud & Brown carrying big trunks &c down stairs, prepara
tory to removal.  Talked awhile with them, Brightly &
Mrs Warner, then off, called at Beach Street for Will Kidder,
boarders in parlor, Lotty doing schottische with Georgian, her
husband playing piano.       To Gymnasium with boy.   Exercised
for an hour or so, wash,  then back.   Heard Lotty sing
the  Brindisi  from Lucrezia Borgia, & another song,
talked awhile with Morse, then left, called in at Erfords,
where were Waud & Brown, supped, & to room & 
bed by 12.
  24.  Sunday.  A villanously depressing wet day.   Endured
it till nigh 1, then to Mulberry Street, and there spent
the whole day with Mr Greatbatch, Mary Ann & boys. Dog
with me.      Read the letter from Joe.  Arrived all safe &
off for the diggings on the morrow following his letter.    Talk
and reading.      Little folks came, visitors.  Much playing
with dog.     Left at past 8, to room, left dog &
then to Beach Street.       Lotty, baby, Whytal & others in
company.  Morse & Mrs K came anon.     Had a talk with
Lotty, she retiring into the other parlour pleading headache.
She talks foolishly, wilfully,   against her husband,   in his
favour, this, that, everything; says things to him defyingly
makes confidantes of every one, be he snob, ass, booby, nin-
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Five: page one hundred and eighty-seven
Description:Mentions a day spent with the Greatbatches.
Subject:Boardinghouses; Brightly; Damoreau, Charles (Brown); Dogs; Greatbatch, Joseph; Greatbatch, Edward (Bristol); Greatbatch, Fred (Bristol); Greatbatch, Joe; Greatbatch, Mary Anne; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Kidder, Charlotte (Whytal, Granville); Kidder, Rebecca (Morse); Kidder, Will; Morse; Songs; Warner, Mrs.; Waud, Alfred; Whytal, John; Whytal, Jr.; Women
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):Beach Street; Mulberry 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.