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kissed it.               So I said  Good night!  and walked off
with Whytal.       He was very earnest and talkative, speaking
about her.      Sometimes  said he  she s so fond of me you d
think she d eat me, then there s a spat and we don t
speak for three or four days, and she tells everybody she hates
me.     He cares infinitely more for her, than she for him,
or for aught beside.      I doubt of there s love in her nature,
self-will and vanity,  ill weeds as they are have choked up
the ground which might have nourished flowers of heaven s
growth.                 We walked down Broadway,  Chamber Street,
and to Erford s parting about 12 1/2.               One
incident of the evening I ve omitted.      Promising to get certain
 notices  of the Sedgwick affair in papers, I made Lotty sit
down and write self praise, which she did!       The first one
she wrote I told her was nt strong enough.   So she did a
more extensive one,  talked about her  naiv te   and  bright
dark eyes ;   was half ashamed of it, and would nt give it up
till persuaded.
  18.  Saturday.  Down town early morning.  Calls.
Picayune,  Sachem,   Post Office,  Time-Piece  &c.   Back.
Afternoon to Brooklyn, stayed at Dunsiers till 8,
supping with them,  back to New York, and per omnibus
to Gymnasium, (letting gold $1 slip through pocket-hole
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Five: page two hundred and twenty-two
Description:Comments on Lotty and John Whytal's relationship.
Date:1853-06-17
Subject:Damoreau, Charles (Brown); Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hart; Hutchings, Dick; Kidder, Charlotte (Whytal, Granville); Mapother, Dillon; Marriage; Orr, Nick; Sachem.; Sedgwick; Strong, Thomas; Waud, Alfred; Whytal, John
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):Broadway; Chamber Street; Vesey 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.