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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 12, page 177, April 27, 1860

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Identifier: DX02970120

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 12, page 177, April 27, 1860

Description: Describes a visit to Lotty Kidder at Fordham.



Mrs. [Rebecca] Morse, her Children and Will Kidder.

more wrinkled and Mrs. Skewtonish than of old, though I hardly perceived it. She [Rebecca Morse] t———a———l———k———e———d as usual, of her prosperity and popularity at Poughkeepsie, of [Moses] Morse’s success in teaching drawing in New York, of his general contentment and happiness here, at Fordham. I learnt that they had lived awhile with Wilbour and his wife (—must ask him about them) pronouncing him mean, &c., &c. I have forgotten to speak of Mrs. Morse’s children — two — a boy of six, and a girl of three who were in the house in the early part of the afternoon, the girl much petted by Lotty [Kidder]. Boy light-haired, big-headed and country-looking, girl voted a marvel by mamma and surroundings; didn’t see it myself. Mrs. M. spoke of old Isaac O. Davis and of Walbridge, the first as a rejected admirer, the second as a heartless politician. Presently her son Will Kidder came in. Six years had changed him so that I should not have known him. He lives with Lotty, going to New York, to his place of employment of mornings, returning at night. We all supped together. After an interval of talk cards were proposed and we played whist, Lotty and I against Mrs. Morse and Will.

coverage:Fordham, New York

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1860-04-27

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Children


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