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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 13, page 167, August 18, 1860

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Identifier: DX02762743

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 13, page 167, August 18, 1860

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



Lotty [Kidder] and “Jule” Martin.

of being a tacit witness [Cecilia Trainque] of such “goings on.” The amiable Dr. Kinne and his wife were exultant and edifying in their comments, he offended bets that she Lotty was illegitimately begotten and unmarried. (He may be right in both particulars, though her resemblance to her father [William Kidder] is in her favor and I credit the bigamy as characteristic.) [George] Boweryem was unwise enough to dispute the matter, producing certain cards with “Mrs Arthur Granville, Rose Cottage Fordham” sent out from England by the bigamitic brother of “Madame Marguerittes,” one of which the doctor obtained and displayed in the parlor with intimations of Phallic accommodation to the men boarders. They seem to have had little to say or do with Lotty, barring the two Englishmen, who have a watch or jewelry store in Broadway — I suppose a branch of some English house. “Jule” Martin comes in but for minor condemnation, as Lotty’s gooseberry-picker — as they used to call little brothers to pretty girls in England. Mrs Palmer says she believes Miss Martin to be a real decent girl, “which she may be despite an equivocal expression of the eye. The same authority asserts that Lotty is very well known in boarding-houses, that she passed under the name of Lotty Lane — evidently Alleyne. After nearly a week of these doings, both Lotty and her bottle-holder surrepti-

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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