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to help you!    I shall come and see you tomorrow!   My
heart was full of 
sorrow that this little ill-regulated nature with such divine
gleams of good in her, was not happy, perchance could not
be.     Well, God pardon us, every one!          Her sympathy
might be transient, but it was true and womanly, and good, 
I m sure.      And dear Lotty!  I won t forget it, even
when you do things that militate against your better nature,
that pain me to see, and think of.       /             We talked 
for a long time alone, about Dod and other matters, and
Whytal came  and I left.
   27. Monday.    A miserably wet day.     Sick and hard
at work drawing, undisturbed by mortal, save Waud, who
called in the Morning.    To Fulton Street through the rain
in the afternoon,  and returning, found by paper scrap on
door Mr Hart had been.     Laid down, read Montaigne
awhile,  and dozed till 8.  Got tea at Erford s, then
to room, and scoring up this Diary for the last four
days.        It s midnight.   I m not a bit sleepy, thanks to
doze.    I want some great, kind, large hearted Spirit
to preach Peace to my heart, so I shall take down
Shakspere.          A hundred thousand years hence, when this
Now of mine, and those about me; with its strivings
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Five: page two hundred and thirty
Description:Mentions his appreciation of Lotty wanting to nurse him because he is sick and lives alone.
Date:1853-06-26
Subject:Books and reading; Dodd, Dan; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hart; Kidder, Charlotte (Whytal, Granville); Waud, Alfred; Whytal, John; Women
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):Fulton 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.