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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 12, page 171, April 26-27, 1860

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Identifier: DX02965498

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 12, page 171, April 26-27, 1860

Description: Describes a visit to Lotty Kidder at Fordham.



I visit Lotty [Kidder].

[open]ed the door and the girls [Sally, Matty, and Eliza Edwards] were gone. God bless all three of them!

27. Friday. [Frank] Cahill had gone out again after supper, coming home very drunk, consequently was very much out of sorts this morning, though he had his “Momus” work to do. He Dictated paragraphs to him, and at 10 3/4 turned out for a walk up the 4th Avenus. The day a lovely one, sunny but cool withal. Got a long distance up-town, took cars and by 2 P.M. arrived at Fordham. Inquiring for Mrs. Granville’s house, was directed up the side of a gentle ascent to a near, pretty spacious, wooden building, standing detached, with garden ground behind it, in which a man and a boy were working. The bell-handle and wire came out as I pulled it. Shown into a parlor, carpeted, furnished, with the old oil-portrait of Lotty, painted by Baker, which I remembered so well, I was looking at it when she bounced into the room, welcomed and kissed me. She was in rustic trim, a not very new brown dress of ordinary material, something in the worsted way (which looked, if it were not really, ragged, in at least one place) pinned over her bosom, a wide-brimmed straw hat — not so very wide,

coverage:New York, New York
coverage:Fordham, New York

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1860-04-26

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Clothing and dress
Drinking of alcoholic beverages


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