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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 12, page 180, April 27-28, 1860

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Identifier: DX02972432

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 12, page 180, April 27-28, 1860

Description: Describes Lotty Kidder's physical appearance.

Transcription:

166

A Night at Fordham.

inclines to yellow, has no red in it, is much freckled, sometimes even coarsely so, for the freckles vary and deepen with her [Charlotte Kidder’s] health. These are the items, but with them, it seems contradictory to assert that the general effect is extremely fascinating. Seen from a little distance, dressed prettily, as she was during the latter half of the day, she looked beautiful. Most people think her so. I fancy the admiration she excites in men is not of a very gentle or pure order. I think, too, she’s about the most unreasonable woman in the world and that the miserable men who have had her, have paid a miserable price for it.

28. Saturday. Slept but little, the strangeness of the bed and situation keeping me awake. So I lay latish, till 8 in the morning and then, getting up, did so by an hour and more before the rest of them, though Master Will [Kidder] had taken himself off to New York and business, not too willingly. Loafed about and took a ramble through the village, up a hill-side road. The morning inexpressibly beautiful, the air sweet, pure and delicate, spring grass bright and green, tree-shadows on the quiet road, every

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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