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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 12, page 174, April 27, 1860

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Identifier: DX02967809

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 12, page 174, April 27, 1860

Description: Describes Lotty Kidder's stories of her life.



Lotty [Kidder]’s stories

[Mrs.] Duryee, after that woman left Houston Street. She lived in, I think, 20th street, let rooms to people, earned $6 by her sewing-machine, maintaining herself and [Arthur] Granville on that sum. He “couldn’t get an engagement” without her. She was ill, poor, miserable. A friend of hers — the best friend she had in the world — one John Wilder, a Southerner — (portrait produced — man twice her age — serious looking) to whom she had been obliged for money before, paid the rent of her present house for her, or furnished it, when her uncles “found they must do something,” came forwards and did one thing or t’other — rent or furnishing, I forget which. Wilder is a rich man, owns a line of steamers, is married. Getting a letter from him in which he commented unsparingly on Granville’s shiftlessness, Lotty wouldn’t show it to her “husband,” when he became jealous, suggested, hinted at her infidelity, when she did tragedy and proclaimed herself “John Wilder’s” mistress, “refusing to unsay it at his assertions of disbelief and reminding him of his own greater baseness, in living on the alms of his wife’s presumed keeper.

coverage:New York, New York, Church Street

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1860-04-27

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Diaries


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