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at the Rainbow & then to Warren St.   Waud not there.
Found him at Swintons, and at his request to Brady s,
there to have divers large picturesque daguerrotypes of myself
ta en, en sombrero, and a la Harry the 8th; Brady
wanting  em as show pictures.      Waud had been ta en before.
Both of us taken together.      Six o clock and Waud off
for Staten Island,     I to Beach Street, and from thence
to the theatre with Lotty, her Mother & Morse.   Twas a 
good entertainment, & pleasant evening.      On quitting, it
was past 12,  and we walked on, Lotty & I preceeding the
other twain, when Whytal suddenly appeared in the other side
of Lotty.    He looked angry and agitated,   Lotty would not take
his arm, talked to her mother,   I said little, feeling in false
position, and so we reached the house together.  Then I drew Why-
tal back, told him how the impromptu theatre expedition had chan-
ced.  (He had suspected Lotty of knowing it yester night, and 
keeping it hid from him.)     He told me again and again he
thought no ill of her going with me, &   shook hands.    I went
back to the house, stayed five minutes, while Lotty sung a song,
and then bade them good night.       She came to the door to
see me out.
   What did you have to say to John?  said she.
I told her.        I wish you had not!        The man is unhappy,
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Five: page two hundred and nine
Description:Describes going to the theater with Lotty, her mother, and Morse.
Date:1853-06-02
Subject:Brady, Matthew; Daguerreotype; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Kidder, Charlotte (Whytal, Granville); Kidder, Rebecca (Morse); Marriage; Morse; Photographers; Staten Island (New York, N.Y.); Swinton, Alfred; Theater; Waud, Alfred; Whytal, John; Women
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):Beach Street; Warren 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.