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latter stayed not long, going to bed, musquitos & the boarding-house in
Vesey Street where Waud & Damoreau abide.         Anon Dillon came,
and presently Damoreau, who told us, (in confidence,) how he was
to get married at Saint Paul s on Sunday next, bidding us be
present.       Rooms taken in Brooklyn whither they go to, quietly,
saying naught of the newly-consummated ceremony.
  20. Wednesday.  Drawing till 2.       Dined with Mr Hart at
Erford s.     Down town together, to Picayune Office, then Millers, then
to Jersey.    Called for Dillon at Talcot s Office, and all to the
little Bath where we had a dip.     Supped with them, and in
room afterwards.      To New York and Erfords with Mr Hart by 9.
Waud came, in his  Gymnastic Cadet Regimentals.      Left him at
his boarding house at Vesey Street, (where Madame Beatrice Prideaux,
Mrs Charles F Damoreau that is to be, was playing & singing in the
parlor;   we heard, but saw her not.)            I accompanied Hart
to Ferry house, then to room & bed.
  21.  Thursday.  Article in the  Times .       Drawing on wood all
day.   Welden called at noon.          Evening Waud came up.  /     I
to Mulberry Street, supped there, stayed till 8 1/2.   Walking
down the Bowery, passing the theatre of that name, spied on the 
huge placards announcing Goodall s benefit the intimation that it was
to be graced by  a young lady,   her first appearance on any stage. 
Oh Lotty! you little humbug, you!                      Found Mr Hart
& Dillon at Erfords.         Neagle joined us, anon.      Parted at 10,
and I to my room, & scribbling.
  22.  Friday.   In doors nearly all day.    Writing Letter No 2
for the  Times.     Welden called.        I dined at Goslings, getting
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Six: page twenty-six
Description:Mentions seeing an advertisement for a young woman's debut on stage for Goodall's benefit and mistakenly thinking it referred to Lotty Kidder.
Subject:Damoreau, Beatrice (Prideaux); Damoreau, Charles (Brown); Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hart; Kidder, Charlotte (Whytal, Granville); Mapother, Dillon; Marriage; Nagle, James P. (Watt); Theater; Waud, Alfred; Welden, Charles
Coverage (City/State):New York, [New York]
Coverage (Street):Mulberry Street; Vesey 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.