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extensive.        Up Broadway to hear
Chapin preach.      Met Dillon, Waud & Damoreau
at Erford s subsequently.
  13.  Monday.   Drawing, title to  Moon Hoax  &c.
Mr Hart came.      Dined together at Erford s; to room again;
then down town.   Bunnell & Price s &c.   Calls.       Left Mr
Hart in Nassau Street,     back to room, supped & work
till 7, then up town to the Stuyvesant Institute,  to 
Sedgwick s concert, at which Lotty (alias Miss De Forrest)
 assisted.        It was a dreary, feeble business; the lecture
spoken all damnable  common places, inconcievably inane. Sedgwick
sang in inefficient drawing room style, nor did Lotty
appear to any great advantage.      The audience were not many
but very goodnatured.    Mrs K & Morse & other folk
I knew were there, though I didn t see the former.   Met
Seymour who stayed half the  entertainment .      Two of Lotty s
songs were encored, the latter owing to the enthusiastic
hand-applause of little Whytal, who sat on a rear bench,
from which, before I saw him I had particularly noted
the clamor therefrom proceeding!        We shook hands &
talked awhile & I was leaving, when he called to me
from the little railed-in semi-circle where the lecture &
singing was given.          So I went into a small subter-
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Five: page two hundred and seventeen
Description:Describes seeing Lotty perform at Sedgwick's concert.
Subject:Chapin, E.H.; Concerts; Damoreau, Charles (Brown); Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hart; Kidder, Charlotte (Whytal, Granville); Kidder, Rebecca (Morse); Mapother, Dillon; Morse; Religion; Sedgwick; Seymour, Charles (Bailey); Theater; Waud, Alfred; Whytal, John
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):Broadway; Nassau Street; Stuyvesant Institute
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.