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Envy,   and so on.    But,  our Virtues would be proud if our
faults whipped them not, and our Vices would despair of    
     Leaving the two in Broadway, I went to Beach Street,
and was close by the door when two persons turned back, (I had
passed them,)  & came up to me.    It was the Dods.       A few
words were exchanged & I then rang & went in.  
Gordon & good-tempered widow boarder were sitting in front parlor,
Lott & a thin legged blas -assuming snob, (hight Luckey,) in the
back.      I told Lotty of the rencounter, and off she rushed to the
door, but in vain.         Talk awhile, and then all in the other
room, Lotty singing and playing.         Mrs K appeared, but staid
not long.      Whytal came.       Stopped till night midnight, and
at leaving out with all the men to drink, at the notion of 
Goddard.   He was half drunk, bragging of his Southern generosity
& valor &c in a manner that made me think it not unlikely
I should have to test the latter, inasmuch as I wouldn t toady
the ass.       He told me how he & others had spent $ 200, (might as
well have lied thousands while about it,) last night or the night
before.    Ah!  quoth Lotty admiringly  it takes a Southerner to
spend Money!      Bah !                  I said one or two things, which
penetrated our Georgian s skull & made him irate; thought there d
be a row, but there wasn t.     Finally I left  em all at Riley s,
and went to my room.
  25.  Monday.    Drawing merrily, all the blazing, sunny
July day.         Did the two Picayune cuts in the morning, took  em
down after dinner, returned & drawing again.   Waud up once
or twice.       Evening.     At 7 Mr Hart called, together down town
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Six: page thirty
Description:Describes meeting the Dodds by chance in the street and an evening spent visiting Lotty Kidder.
Date:1853-07-24
Subject:Chapin, E.H.; Dodd, Dan; Goddard; Gordon; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hart; Kidder, Charlotte (Whytal, Granville); Kidder, Rebecca (Morse); Luckey; Religion; Waud, Alfred; Whytal, John
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):Beach Street; Broadway
Scan Date:2011-02-02

 

Volume
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.