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undivided passionate devotion.        Well, had she been trained dif-
ferent she would have been a different creature perchance.       As
 tis there s No Love in her.         And she ll go through life
playing and fictionizing it.   Poor Lotty   I wish I could
help you!         And how you d hate me if you could read what
I ve just penned!      For you can hate, after a spasmodical manner.
  4.  Thursday.  Down town to breakfast.   Return &
writing.   Welden called .      Mr Hart & Dillon called, returning
again also at 2.       All three dined together at Goslings. I par-
ting with [them?] in Wall Street, crossed to Brooklyn, called at Dun-
sier s.    Saw his mother.     Return per omnibus.  Supped at
Erford s, then unavailingly calling at Vesey Street for Waud, went
to Jersey City, and the bath, with Mr Hart, Dillon ^|and| Yat-
man.       All to New York subsequently, at joined Richardson
at Patten s Hotel; Dillon I & Yatman fetching Waud from
Erford s returned to Pattens.     All imbibing and conversing
till midnight.
  5.  Friday.  A notelet from Heylyn, nothing in it. Break-
fast at Gosling s.  Return & writing, finishing letter No 4
for the  Times.      Mr Hart and Dillon came and at 5, 
I, Waud, Yatman & Eyting, (who chanced to be in Swinton s
office below,) went with them to the dep t of the Harlem
railroad  and saw them off for the west.   Chicago their destina-
tion.          Waud parting from us, I, Eyting & Yatman went
to Rabineaus and had a bathe.   Then taking a boat rowed
about adjacent to Castle Garden.       Supped together at Dey
Street, and I left them in Swinton s room with Waud.
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Six: page forty
Description:Mentions receiving a note from Edward Heylyn, and seeing Mr. Hart and Dillon Mapother off for Chicago.
Subject:Dunsier; Dunsier, Mrs. (Mother); Eytinge, Solomon; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hart; Heylyn, Edward; Kidder, Charlotte (Whytal, Granville); Mapother, Dillon; Richardson; Swinton, Alfred; Waud, Alfred; Welden, Charles; Women; Yatman
Coverage (City/State):New York, [New York]; Jersey City, [New Jersey]
Coverage (Street):Vesey Street; Wall 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.