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limbs & costume,  red flannel &c.   To Erfords with Waud
& Damoreau, whom I found & the Gymnasium.
					      //
			     May
  1.  Sunday.  Looking out of window into the quiet sunny
street after the dog, saw Welden & Moore.   Joined them
and off for a walk  to the place notable for ale  heretofore vi-
sited by us, eastwards of the Bowery district.   Thence farther
walking, and at about noon at French s, on quitting which
I missed the dog, (and I fear for aye.)    To Erford s, then
parting company I dined at Sweeney s, and then walked to
Fulton Street.    Folks not there.    Returned to room.     Out
again at 8 1/2 to Mrs Kidder s.    Lotty, her husband & the
Georgian.   Mrs K & Morse came anon.   Talk & a pleasant
evening.     Quoth Lotty to me  I want your portrait before you
go to England.     Why?     Because youre  the only person who has
ever spoken truth to me about myself.    And she ran on
in a manner that touched & surprised as much as it pleased 
me.    Her daguerrotype I am to have, as heretofore promised, at
my request.         Left at 12.
  2. Monday.  Drawing.  Welden came.  Out with him to
Bang s Book Auction store for books I purchased on Saturday
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Five: page one hundred and ninety-two
Description:Mentions Lotty's request for his daguerreotype.
Date:1853-04-30
Subject:Books and reading; Clothing and dress; Damoreau, Charles (Brown); Dogs; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Kidder, Charlotte (Whytal, Granville); Kidder, Rebecca (Morse); Moore, Mr.; Morse; Waud, Alfred; Welden, Charles; Whytal, John
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):Fulton 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.