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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 13, page 110, July 18-19, 1860

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Identifier: DX02727187

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 13, page 110, July 18-19, 1860

Description: Regarding a visit of Lotty Kidder to his boarding house.



A Call by Lotty [Kidder].

[Fitz James] O’Brien, as subsequently appeared, went to a Broadway drinking-place, where the former insulted and narrowly escaped a thrashing from an individual who had once been bar-man of the “Pewter Mug,” which, no less than his powerful appearance, vouched for his pugilistic abilities. [John] Marsh, himself, is rather a dandy and coxscombe in app aspect. I forget to-day’s detail, was probably out with Dick [Bolton] part of it, and writing the rest. Finished story in the evening and subsequently went with Dick to the “Optimus,” for ale.

19. Thursday. Returning from a short walk this morning, learnt that Lotty had called, about taking board for her companion, Julia Martin, who was with her. [George] Boweryem had seen both of them, and I found Lotty subsequently at another boarding-house, a block’s distance, whither she had gone to visit a Mrs. Harlow, mother to a sort of protegee of Boweryem and Paul. This mother is unchaste, one who lives by debt and sponging, and these men design rescuing her daughter from her. They were all acquaintances at the Unitary Home, where Lotty knew these Harlow’s. Boweryem mentioning the girl’s position, Lott proposed finding her a situation as governess, hence her visit at the house in question. I walked

coverage:New York, New York, Church Street

Rights: NoC-US

Place: United States
New York

Dates: 1860-07-18

Type(s): Diary

Maker/Creator: Gunn, Thomas Butler, 1826-1903

Subjects: Boardinghouses
19th century


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