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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 13, page 166, August 18, 1860

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Identifier: DX02762000

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 13, page 166, August 18, 1860

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



At 132 Bleecker Street.

[assig]ned to her [Julia Martin]. It is rumored that Brentnoll is engaged to marry his sister, and that he kept a look-out upon his conduct with Lotty [Kidder] in consequence. He, they say, was completely infatuated; would sit looking into her eyes, leaning his arm on her knee or vice versa. She sang brilliantly, vociferously, exciting attention out of doors, she conversed so that even the women acknowledge her attractiveness, she made loose, lying confidences about her “husband [Arthur Granville]” and position and scandalized everybody by her behavior. She took the two men out for a day’s pic-nic and excursion within a day or two of their introduction; she sat out on the rear-roof philandering until 3 or 4 in the morning; she kissed both of the men in the presence of [George] Boweryem (who she quite threw over, barely speaking to him) and is currently believed to have sent Brentnoll out nocturnally for a bottle of brandy. (This I can credit — she took her schnapps at Fordham.) The women cut her and cackled in private and she defied ‘em. Mrs Ham said she was “a bad one,” Lizzie Woodward turned up her nose and stood on her dignity, Mrs [Susan] Boley grew indignant and neglected Lotty’s party at dinner, only honest Miss [Cecilia] Trainque found an apologetic word for the prime offender, and she too, tired

coverage:New York, New York, Church Street

Rights: NoC-US

Place: United States
New York

Dates: 1860-08-18

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Boardinghouses
19th century


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