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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 12, page 182, April 28, 1860

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Identifier: DX02973974

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 12, page 182, April 28, 1860

Description: Describes a visit to Lotty Kidder at Fordham.

Transcription:

168

A sure indication of unchastity.

good-humored, sensible, plump wife [Jane Mason] is a notable woman of business and makes more money than her husband [Arthur Mason]. Of course Mrs. [Rebecca] Morse takes all the credit of this to herself, having taught her. Mrs. Mason is going to live at Fordham during "Dick's" absence. They have no children, are never likely to have; Mason's early debaucheries the reason. Mrs. Morse talked about her sister Margaret, once Mrs. George Brown, once visiting her, recently, Mrs. M. saw Charley Damoreau, who came thither for or with his good old maiden sister [Emma Brown], who still maintains a foolish intimacy with the once wife of her ded dead and red-headed brother. Mrs. Morse says she "cut" Charley. She always speaks disparagingly of him, now, as does Lotty [Kidder]; who told me, privately, that from the outset of their "engagement" Charley endeavored to seduce her. Her charges of this sort are so common that I should attach but little importance to them, though Charley's conceit and salacity might have provoked him to the attempt. He aroused her antagonistic selfishness by a proposition that she should sing professionally for their mutual profit, when married: I have heard her return again and again to this.

coverage:Fordham, New York

Rights: NoC-US

Place:

Dates: 1860-04-28

Type(s): Diary
Page

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

Subjects: Diaries
Women
Courtship

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