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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 11, page 22, June 13-16, 1859

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Identifier: DX02952424

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 11, page 22, June 13-16, 1859

Description: Regarding Lotty Kidder and Arthur Alleyne.



the worthy brother [Arthur Alleyne] of a worthy sister, or nearly so as stated. She [Lotty Kidder] has used her sewing-machine, taught music, made "trusses" and what not. Alleyne (this I didn't learn from her) is now in Boston. She proposes living with Mrs Duryee, to whom I was introduced. Lotty has known her from girl-hood and longer. I think Mrs D was her god-mother. I have no faith in the discording of Alleyne — he'll be "taken on" again. I wonder if the fellow really loves her, after his fashion. She says so — says, too, that has no mind, that he yawns and is bothered if she takes up a book. Lotty commits the very common error of confounding an ill-regulated taste for miscellaneous reading with intellect. Though I've known her to say shrewd things of books. (She liked Charlotte Bronte, too.)

Writing till late at night.

14. Tuesday. To Clinton Hall again. Writing the rest of the day. Cruelly sultry. At work till midnight.

15. Wednesday. Writing under the double disadvantages of extreme heat and nervousness which increased so that I had to temporarily give up. To [Dr. Edward] Dixon's. Evening, to 27th St, to 16th, a momentary call at [Matthew] Whitelaws and to Edwards'. [Edward] Wells, [Frank] Cahill and [Jesse] Haney there. Talk of where we shall go to on the 4th of July. Dropped in at McPykes', finding [George] Arnold, [Jack] Sears and [Bob] Gun there about 11 or later

16. Thursday. Did but little all day, getting over

coverage:New York, New York, Church Street

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1859-06-13

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Fourth of July
Books and reading


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