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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 12, page 181, April 28, 1860

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Identifier: DX02973203

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 12, page 181, April 28, 1860

Description: Describes a visit to Lotty Kidder at Fordham.



A Call on Mrs. [Rebecca] Morse.

thing tranquil and lovely. Back again, more loafing and pipe-smoking on the stoop till the lazy Lotty [Kidder] appeared and didn’t like being chaffed about her late rising. About the place with her, to the hen-house &c — discovery of newly-born chickens. Lotty had got herself up more carefully and prettily than is her morning's rustic want, I fancy. She wore a light dress, a big round hat with the lowest of crowns, fabricated of brown straw, and her hair was compressed smoothly to her head. Breakfast, during which "Jule [Martin]" and t'other Lotty appeared. More loafing about. Off with Lotty to visit her mother [Rebecca Morse], at a near small house adjacent to the railroad, with garden ground behind it and trees in front. Lotty had taken it for her mother and [Moses] Morse. Half an hour and more in the parlor, while Mrs Morse t———a———l———k———e———d and Lotty lay on the carpet, petting and playing tricks with Morse's younger born. She is always spasmodic. In the garden, digging up flowers, which she coveted, and which I carried back to her house. [Arthur] Mason and his wife (once Jane Gibson) are to come to Morse's to-morrow — "Dick" going to England in a week or so, the first time since his leaving it for this country. His

coverage:Fordham, New York

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1860-04-28

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Children
Clothing and dress


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