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issuing forth, it being Taylor s  newly opened extensive-gorgeously
decorated shop.       Inane faced dandies, silly women, or
worse,   a mob.       The thing sickened me.    I
thought of her child alone at home   she at   Taylor s.
  I shall cut clear of all this business.     Can do no good
in it.       Shall wait till Mrs K repays that borrowed
$20   [                               ;   and then drop
the acquaintance.        I hope Morse will marry that woman,
though I don t think him ass enough for t;  twould be
a Retribution.   There d be hates, separations, lyings, 
belyings, what not.             Well    I m sorry for Lotty,
but tis No Use.      /
     To Erfords, where I found Mr Hart, Waud &
acquaintance of his.     There till 11, then parting midst
rain and lightning,  I to my room, to prepare carpet
bag &c for tomorrows intended Catskill Excursion.
Bed by 1.
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Five: page two hundred and thirty-five
Description:Comments on the scene at the newly opened Taylor's.
Subject:Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hart; Kidder, Charlotte (Whytal, Granville); Kidder, Rebecca (Morse); Marriage; Morse; Thunderstorms; Travel; Waud, Alfred; Whytal, Jr.
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
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.