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I held her hand,  I looked into her beautiful, womanly-
childish face, and my head sunk down with heart-aching
sorrow for her,   her little hand rested on it   I was
 Tom!   Dear Friend!        And our lips met. There
was no thought impure or wrong in either heart.      And so we
talked on, till nigh 3, when Mr Greatbatch called, and
Lotty went away, bidding me visit them soon.           I went
down town, did calls &c, and going down stairs sprained my
ancle severely.   So went to the Hippodrome at night, in
place of Gymnasium, walking thoughtfully back, looking up to
the night and thinking of what Was and Might Be in
this world.
			June.
  1.  Wednesday.   Drawing, Picayune work, and hither
and thither.   Evening after looking in at Burton s and
seeing Ben Haun, and a farce, I went to Beach Street.
Stayed till nigh 12, talk with Morse & Mrs K, and
latter part of the Evening with Lotty.  She gave me a letter.
  2.  Thursday.   Down town, Picayune & Lantern Office.
Brougham there, told me of the approaching demise of the
Lantern, that I was  in at the death.        Gave me
an order for three on the Lyceum, at my request.   Dined
Page
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Five: page two hundred and eight
Description:Comments on the troubled marriage of Lotty and John Whytal.
Date:1853-05-31
Subject:Brougham, John; Greatbatch, Joseph; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haun, Ben; Kidder, Charlotte (Whytal, Granville); Kidder, Rebecca (Morse); Morse; Publishers and publishing; Theater; Women
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.