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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 12, page 175, April 27, 1860

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Identifier: DX02968579

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 12, page 175, April 27, 1860

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

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161

About her two “Husbands.”

This wretched controversy was kept up for some time. Finally she [Charlotte Kidder] got [Arthur] Granville packed off to England, on the understanding that he must “do something” to keep himself. She is to write to him, he to her. There are many things in him she likes, but she never loved him, or anybody. [John] Wilder was the only man who had a claim on her, from gratitude. He loved her, but was too &c &c &c to demand &c. &c. He only came to see her two weeks in the year. Granville hadn’t been faithful to her: she had had to go to her father for medical advice for disease which she was ashamed to speak of to a physician. Granville professed to love her as much as ever, but drunkenness produced incontinence in him. Her whole married experience had been prostitution. She had found a big negress in her bed within a few days after her union with [John] Whytal. She always regarded him as a dog — an animal. Now she was free. The slave (or slaves) she mortaged, or sold, I suppose through Wilder, she had taken for a debt — money owed to her for her salary as an actress. She had to go to Savannah about it in a month or so, to complete the sale. Full of defiances

coverage:Fordham, New York

Rights: NoC-US

Place:

Dates: 1860-04-27

Type(s): Diary
Page

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

Subjects: Diaries
Marriage
Slaveholders
Slavery
Women
Actors

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