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assumes it, says he loves it, and will take care of it,  
she has  schooled herself  to it.        Bah!
   She never looked better in face and figure [words crossed out] than
this night.       And she never looked worse.   For as I looked
into her eyes   knowing what she is, when I thought of these plans
and schemings, their folly and criminality, and vanity and wretch
ed selfishness; when I remembered little ignoble-looking Whytal s
love for his child, patience with her whims and insult, I
knew right well he was for the truer hearted being.    Out upon
her.      I m shamed to have wasted sympathy upon her.    And
so let her pass.    I ll watch out the remainder of the play,
(perchance to put it to right good use in book work some day;)
but with only curiosity, not sympathy with the heroine, henceforth.
  8.  Monday.  Drawing awhile, then to the  Times  Office, where
after sitting some fifteen minutes Raymond came.   Settled about my
starting off for the West.   Gave me papers &c, authorizing me as Times
Correspondent.     Paid me $21 for Catskill Letters.    Expenses &
letters paid in this Journey.       Down stairs in the Office with him, seeing
about Travellers passes &c.     Then out, and a score of things to
do, all the day.    At Picayune Office, to Wells & Webbs for a
lot of blocks, to Strongs for money. Got $20 paid.   To the Post
Office &c and a hurried dinner at Goslings.    To Hutchings, to places
innumerable, hat buying, pencil buying, linen and hosiery buying,
this, that, & the other.     To Leslie s Office,   Illustrated News
Office.    Saw Damoreau, for carpet bag and matters about sending
my letters in  Times , home while I was out of town.    Talk with
Leslie, met Waud there, parted from him; and calls again.  At
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Six: page forty-six
Description:Regarding settling affairs with Henry Raymond of ''The New York Times'' about his position as correspondent during his upcoming trip to the Great Lakes.
Date:1853-08-07
Subject:Clothing and dress; Damoreau, Charles (Brown); Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hutchings; Journalism; Kidder, Charlotte (Whytal, Granville); Leslie, Frank; New York times.; Raymond, Henry J.; Travel; Waud, Alfred; Whytal, John; Whytal, Jr.; Women
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Scan Date:2011-02-02

 

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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.