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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 13, page 133, August 1-3, 1860

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Identifier: DX02737534

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 13, page 133, August 1-3, 1860

Description: Describes a visit by Lotty Kidder to his boarding house.



Lotty [Kidder] in my Attic.

[Jesse] Haney to the girls and I to him (dating from the Tombs!) about my getting arrested on board the Great Eastern, for stealing things and being brought to the city in irons — Haney, F. Leslie and Dixon combining to bail me out.

2. Thursday. To Harper’s early. [John] McLenan there and [Paul] Du Chaillu, the African traveller and discoverer of gorillas. A thin, little, shrewd-looking Frenchman. Saw [John] Bonner, read proof, got pay. [William] Newman came, fussy as usual. Called at Frank Leslie’s, who had not yet returned to the city, then home and to scribbling. Wrote all the afternoon and evening till midnight; long account of excursion. As I sat at work in the hot, quiet, afternoon, door and window wide open, nobody in the three other attics, myself in shirt-sleeves and trousers, blazing away writing, I was surprised by —— Lotty!x I turned and saw her suddenly at my elbow, looking especially brilliant and pretty. She had come with Julia Martin, about board for the latter, which Mrs [Susan] Boley hadn’t been able to effect. Lotty stayed about ten minutes.

3. Friday. Chores and drawings — five sketches in illustration of article — out once or twice, up and down town, to washerwoman and elsewhere, getting tired out by 3. Doze, packing carpet bag,

x It was her birthday. She is 25.

coverage:New York, New York, Church Street

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1860-08-01

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Diaries


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