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Whytal came up at sunset, tarried half an hour.   Out with him
to drink.    Parting, I went for Supper, then up town with
Waud through the driving rain to the Gymnasium.   At Er-
ford s afterwards, where anon, in came Kelly.
  6. Friday.   Drawing &c.     Still wretchedly wet weather.
Evening with Waud & Damoreau to Wallacks.     Very well
entertained.     Old Heads & Young Hearts  being exquisitely played.
Price there.       Left at the conclusion of first piece & to Erfords
for supper, with Damoreau,  Waud joining us anon.  Stayed 
till nigh midnight.
  7. Saturday.  Drawing.  Edward Greatbatch called.  Down
town in the afternoon,  Picayune, Lantern & Post Offices.  Rain
ended, and sun out.  Met Mrs Warner.       Return.  Supped.
  8. Sunday.    Pitiless, drenching rain.    Out despite of
it in the afternoon with Waud & Damoreau, to discover the
residence of a certain tailor, the which was not effected.  Back
to my room, all of us,   stove side.    Supped at Erford s,
all three, sat an hour or so.       Charley off, I to Beach
Street by 9.     Met Morse at the door,  a cigar and drink
with him at a newly open German house, with a buxom, comely
waitress, or mistress.       Then to the house.
Mrs K feeble & dismal. Lotty in next room, told me
how there had been a row  twix t herself & mamma about
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Five: page one hundred and ninety-five
Description:Mentions going to the theater and a fight between Lotty and Mrs. Kidder.
Date:1853-05-05
Subject:Damoreau, Charles (Brown); Greatbatch, Edward (Bristol); Gunn, Thomas Butler; Kelly; Kidder, Charlotte (Whytal, Granville); Kidder, Rebecca (Morse); Morse; Price; Theater; Warner, Mrs.; 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.