Lehigh University
The Vault at PfaffsAn Archive of Art and Literature by the Bohemians of Antebellum New York
Previous Issue Next Issue
Previous Page Next Page
0 matches
Parting from Mr Hart I went to Erfords, supped, then to room.
By 8 1/2 to Beach Street.   Mrs Kidder and Lotty both returned.
More and others present, and Whytal.        Learnt from Mrs K
how Scoville of  the Pick,  and his wife were boarding there, and
there d been a row  twixt him and mother-in-law touching his
former intimacy with Lola Montez.   /            Chatted with Mrs
K awhile, then they got to Euchre playing, I looking on.
Lott came down stairs, talked a bit with her, then she got
to playing cards, bidding me come and look over her hand.     I
soon left, by 10  , Lotty saying she should call on me o 
Thursday, I telling her I shoud nt reckon on it. /  Found
Waud at Erfords, drank, and to room by midnight, rather
tired by sight seeing.
  3.  Wednesday.  Picayune Office,  Wells & Webbs, Goslings
&c     To room and drawing.   No 3 of my Articles in to-days
 Times .          Damoreau called at 1 1/2.       Asked him why he
didn t come up to dine at Erfords, said it would cost him 2 shil-
lings, whereas he dined for 1..6d, and it behoved him to be mean,
now he was wed.   Hadn t seen his good sister since the marriage.
 /     Mr Hart came, and we dined together at Erford s.
He called again at a later hour in the afternoon, and Why-
tal also.      Mr Hart leaving at 6,  Whytal got talking
about Lotty.    Quoth he, in vulgarer phrase,  were I to
have choice of marrying her again, or five years in penitentiary,
I d take the latter.       We have all sorts of rows.    She wrote
me a very affectionate letter, so that I shouldn t be ugly about
her Morrisiana visit, signed it  your affectionate little devil. 
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Six: page thirty-seven
Description:Describes a talk with John Whytal about his difficult marriage to Lotty.
Subject:Brown, Emma; Damoreau, Charles (Brown); Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hart; Kidder, Charlotte (Whytal, Granville); Kidder, Rebecca (Morse); Marriage; Montez, Lola; Schaub, Carolina Uniana (Scoville); Scoville, Joe; Waud, Alfred; Women; Whytal, John
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):Beach 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.