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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 12, page 176, April 27, 1860

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Identifier: DX02969349

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 12, page 176, April 27, 1860

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



Lotty [Kidder]’s Accomplishments.

of the world, declarations of wilful [sic] independence, of ill-usage, recriminations, charges of selfishness against Everybody, contradictions, repressions, falsifications, these singular confessions come from a mind like a troubled sea, continually casting up mire and dirt. She [Lotty] has learnt Nothing at all — is as wrong-headed as ever, she never will learn anything. Much of this I heard as she sat on a sofa beside me, smoking a cigar which I gave her, which she let out three or four times, relighting it and persistinged in finishing. She swears, too, on provocation. Some man attempted to enter the house nocturnally, after [Arthur] Granville’s departure was known in the village, which aroused Lotty and alarmed “Jule [Martin].” Lotty addressed him from a window of their chamber, d____d his soul to h__l and more. Next day she got a pistol, which I saw. She boasts of her skill as a markswoman. Thus the afternoon wore on. Lotty was at work making a clam-pie (which ate well subsequently at supper) and I had rambled out, when on returning I found her mother [Rebecca Morse] in the room. The ex-Mrs Kidder and present Mrs. Morse is perhaps

coverage:Fordham, New York

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1860-04-27

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Firearms


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