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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 12, page 179, April 27, 1860

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Identifier: DX02971661

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 12, page 179, April 27, 1860

Description: Describes Lotty Kidder's physical appearance.

Transcription:

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Lotty [Kidder].

Her face is squarish at the top of the countenance head, (the impression of which is increased by her frequent fashion of wearing her hair parted rather squarely over her forehead) The forehead, neither high or low but oval below, at a little distance it looks charmingly so. Her hair of the deepest shade of brown, that ordinarily mistaken for black is so curly and matted that, taken in connection with other particulars, I can easily understand the mistake of some Southern bumpkin who, arriving at a hotel and encountering Lotty on the staircase, took her for a mulatto chambermaid! (Was it altogether a mistake though? She says she has Indian blood in her, on the maternal side; I could almost believe it African.) Her forehead is neither high nor low, her eyebrows jetty black and thick, her eyelashes black, her eyes large and very brown — with a brown splendor in them wondrous to look on. Her nose, rather thick at the bottom, turns up a little. Her mouth without being thin-lipped is not full or sensuous, but at once singularly witching, innocent and willful in expression — I never saw any mouth like it. She has just a suggestion of moustache, which is in perfect keeping with the rest of her countenance. Her complexion

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
Women

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