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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 12, page 154, April 12, 1860

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Identifier: DX02938611

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 12, page 154, April 12, 1860

Description: Regarding George Boweryem's tales of Lotty Kidder and Arthur Granville at the Unitary House.

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Lotty [Kidder] at the “Unitary Home.”

[William Kidder] has got married again, has some disease, I believe and is like to die. A visit to Maillard’s, where she [Charlotte Kidder] had some chocolate and oysters and I some brandy, then I left her at her Houston Street friend’s house. I kissed her at parting and don’t think I was unfaithful to Hannah [Bennett] in doing so. Half an hour afterwards went to 745 [Broadway]. All the girls [Sally, Matty, and Eliza Edwards] gone to bed, Mr. and Mrs. [George and Sarah] Edwards up-stairs in the work-room. Stayed till 11. Little [George] Boweryem came up into my room on my returning. He had recognized “Mrs. Granville” in our parlor, came up and accosted her and got an invitation to visit her. He made her acquaintance wi at the Unitary House, where for some brief space, she and [Arthur] Granville lived. His account corroborated Lotty’s story. Granville, he said, was a sort of well-born loafer, bald, of good address but d____d conceited, liable to insult people. Lotty sang sometimes in the parlor, looked “perfectly beautiful” and “like an angel” while at the piano. He believed she did “something miserrable” with a sewing-machine — kept her husband. She was a Creole (!) (Lott would like that, if told!) Little Boweryem evidently admired her. She had wrow “waws” (rows) with everybody and

coverage:New York, New York, Church Street

Rights: NoC-US

Place:

Dates: 1860-04-12

Type(s): Diary
Page

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

Subjects: Food
Diaries
Women

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