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her, all with oaths and approbrium.       She attempted to
leave the room,  he locked the door.   Then came the charge
of impurity, and she maddened by it leap t out on to
the parapet and there sate in night attire in the driving 
rain and midnight till   the child cried, and Whytal s 
entreaties added, she came down to that most wretched mar-
riage room.           So stands it, no word having passed since.
She says, and meaningly enough, with these great dark eyes
that she Hates him!           And more terrible still, owned
as it was with shame and tears   O unhappy girl!    that
his love is more dreadful than his hate.       The tie between
them, and the damned marital rights he coarsely enow
wills to have   O horrible!                 Oh Lotty, little
bright eyed, sweet voiced, wilfully childish Lotty that you
should live to this!         What chance is there, separation
with a lonely life and stigma clinging to her name,
or to jar and hate on;   or, but no   there s scarce
hope she will, she can change, and so each wear the
chain more easily.       /           Much I said to her, more true
strong, earnest sorrowful words than perchance she ever heard in
her life.        Me, at least she shall not have to think of as
one of the crowd of inanities and trashinesses which have
warped and stifled her true nature.  
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Five: page two hundred and seven
Description:Comments on the troubled marriage of Lotty and John Whytal.
Subject:Gunn, Thomas Butler; Kidder, Charlotte (Whytal, Granville); Marriage; Whytal, John; Whytal, Jr.; Women
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
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.