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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 12, page 173, April 27, 1860

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Identifier: DX02967038

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 12, page 173, April 27, 1860

Description: Describes a visit to Lotty Kidder at Fordham.



and Album.

and poetastically-orthodox. Rhymes by “Jule [Martin]” and t’other girl. Rhymes and blank — very blank verse — by enamored initials. “A letter from a New York manager in answer to an application for an engagement” (by [Arthur] Granville) — so entitled by the indignantly dramatic Lotty [Kidder]. ‘Twas written by C.D. Stuart, alias O’Flaherty. A confused, scrawled intimation of “Sir My company is made up.” Reminded me of the “Rich” note to Hogarth’s poor author. Old caricatures of Quae Genus and Dr. Syntax, barbarous [Thomas] Rowlandson or [James] Gillray illustrations to the “Vicar of Wakefield.” Portrait of Granville’s mother, a handsome Englishwoman, and sister. Book-of-beauty heads. Engravings and things a good deal mauled by children. That was Lotty’s Album. The girls went out to the woods, I believe; Lott and I sat talking, she occasionally making characteristic, impulsive not particularly necessary raids into this or that room adjoining. She told me an immense deal about herself, both on this occasion and subsequently: I shall lump it together, without comment or question; it were impossible to achieve anything like the whole truth, one must make the best of fragments. She lived awhile — so I understood — with Mrs

coverage:Fordham, New York

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1860-04-27

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Diaries


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