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my beard and defied me.      I retaliated, voiced penalty on her lips.
My asking for  that neglected juvenile  set her running off, returning
with the baby.   She held him up to me, her curls nestling against the
innocent baby face.    I bent my head and kissed her soft, sweet, warm
mouth,   which was not withdrawn; and then kissed the child.     The
room was in partial shade, the lamp being in the adjoining one,   I
don t think the others saw it.        /       Presently in came Mrs K, the
child was fetched away by handmaiden, and we talked.       She, much
about slackness of business   &c  (I s pose as an intimation that I must nt
expect the borrowed $20 yet.)       Left at 10 1/2, Gordon preceding
me a few minutes; Lotty going to the door & having talk with
me, on quitting.   /                           Found Waud, Mr Hart, Etting,
Dillon & Yatman at Erfords, sat awhile, and walked to the
Ferry with Mr Hart.
  18.  Monday.  Down town to breakfast. Back.   Welden called.
Out with him to Greenwich Street, he in quest of a Teutonic female
for servant.       Parted, and     I to  Times  Office .   Saw Raymond,
and gave him article.         Room and drawing in desultory, heated
sleepy, matagrabolized manner.     (Mr Hart dined with me at
Erfords)     Down town at 6.    Returning, being in Swinton s
Room, Welden came, with tickets for Niagara Panorama; ex-
hibiting this night for first time .   So with Dillon, Mr Hart,
and Waud to Hope Chapel, to see it.     Very many views,
pretty good.        Erford s after.
  19.  Tuesday.   Down town.  Drawing, dinner, with Swinton,
drawing again .    Down town.       Evening went to sup at Erford s,
Waud accompanying.    Mr Hart came,  then Yatman, but the
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Six: page twenty-five
Description:Describes an evening visiting the Kidders at Beach Street, flirting with Lotty and seeing her baby.
Subject:Etting; Gordon; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hart; Kidder, Charlotte (Whytal, Granville); Kidder, Rebecca (Morse); Mapother, Dillon; Raymond, Henry J.; Swinton, Alfred; Waud, Alfred; Welden, Charles; Women; Yatman
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):Greenwich Street
Scan Date:2011-02-02


Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Six
Description:Includes descriptions of Gunn's writing and drawing work in New York, a visit to the Catskill Mountains, attending the wedding of his friend Charles Damoreau (Brown), a visit to the Crystal Palace in New York, his friend Lotty's difficult marriage to John Whytal, a sailing trip around Lake Superior, a visit to Mackinac Island in Michigan, a visit to Mammoth Cave in Kentucky, and a journey by horseback from Kentucky to Louisiana with friends.
Subject:African Americans; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Marriage; Native Americans; Publishers and publishing; Slavery; Travel; Women
Coverage (City/State):New York, New York; Michigan; Wisconsin; Ohio; Kentucky; Mississippi; Alabama; Louisiana
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.