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Morse, whom whom she, Lotty, had reviled.       Whytal came anon.
  9.  Monday.  A lovely day.  Sitting drawing with doors
& windows open.  Turning round from whitening a block, at
noontide, I found Lotty in the room,  standing in the
blessed sunlight, her clustering curls and pretty bonnet framing
that arch,  willful, innocent, knowing fascinating face.  She
was prettily dressed,  silk tartan, crimson predominating, and
little brown boots peeing out beneath it.          So I put on coat,
and as appointed off we went to Root s Daguerreotype Rooms,
where after an hour and a half, at a second sitting, her sun-
shadow was secured for aye.           Issuing forth on Broadway
we met Whytal, who however quitted us shortly.       It being
nigh 3, Lotty anticipated she d lost dinner, so we went to
Taylors & dined there.          Then down town together, I
leaving her in Fulton Street at her uncle s, she taking da-
guerrotype for the time.              Evening at the Gymnasium.
Waud & Damoreau at Erford s subsequently.
  10.  Tuesday.   Down town & drawing.  Evening
at Wallacks  with Waud and Damoreau to see  Merchant
of Venice.      Very conventionally done.    Erford s subsequently.
One matter of yesterday I forgot to put down.    Certain letters
from home reached me through Mr Greatbatch, hither brought
by a Mr Pierce Supple, an acquaintance of Charley s.
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Five: page one hundred and ninety-six
Description:Describes taking Lotty to get her daguerreotype taken.
Date:1853-05-08
Subject:Clothing and dress; Daguerreotype; Damoreau, Charles (Brown); Greatbatch, Joseph; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Kidder, Lotty; Morse; Supple, Pierce; Theater; Waud, Alfred; Whytal, John; Women
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):Broadway; 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.