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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 13, page 165, August 17-18, 1860

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Identifier: DX02761257

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 13, page 165, August 17-18, 1860

Description: Regarding Lotty Kidder's behavior with Brentnall and Hill at Gunn's boarding house.



Lotty [Kidder]’s characteristic Doings

[monopo]lizing Sally [Edwards]’s company I don’t know. Jack [Edwards] asked her once, some time ago, to her extreme amusement, “if old Gunn had ever popped?” By 11 the girls [Sally and Matty Edwards] retired to their state room, and after a cigar in company with Jack and [Mortimer] Brown, on the roof of the steamer, we followed their example, Jack having the berth below me.

18. Saturday. New York again. [Jesse] Haney in waiting at the pier. Left him at Broadway, into omnibus, all of us with the exception of [Carl] Knudsen, to 745 [Broadway], where Brown quitted us. Had breakfast and left. To [132] Bleecker Street. [George] Boweryem and Mrs [Susan] Boley up in my room; talk about Lotty and her recent domiciliation in this house — a delightful and characteristic revelation and pretty kettle of fish generally. From the outset she originated an intimacy with the two newly-arrived Englishmen, Brentnoll and Hill, the first of whom appeared completely fascinated by her. The party usually appeared very late at breakfast, would pass the morning in the parlor, singing at the piano or playing cards and “carrying on” in obstreperous fashion. Lotty called the two men by their Christian names and they responded. “Jule” Martin went to her daily labor, but otherwise played third party and bottle-holder, Hill being assig-

coverage:New York, New York, Church Street

Rights: NoC-US

Place: United States
New York

Dates: 1860-08-17

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Boardinghouses
19th century


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