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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 12, page 184, April 28, 1860

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Identifier: DX02975516

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 12, page 184, April 28, 1860

Description: Describes a visit to Lotty Kidder at Fordham.

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Lotty [Kidder] "mad."

and borrowing of her [Lotty Kidder], of her devotion and self-sacrifice for him [Will Kidder] (which had been exemplified in turning him out, once, on some trivial quarrel, to board in New York) and from thence drifted into incriminations of all about her. Did I know what her bills amounted to per week? how much sugar or tea had been stolen within two or three days? she hated to lock things up; the locks were out of order; keys lost; she had spent money enough upon the house without going to the expense of new ones; she would do this, that and the other, everybody was to blame except herself. She was so morbid, so utterly ill-balanced that the spectacle was at once pitiful and hopeless. She got up a bit of a cry, and previously resented my mildly ironical comment on it all. Lost Lunch, again with the two girls. Half an hour afterwards I said good bye, pretty weary, nervous and diarrheaish. Met [Moses] Morse at the depôt and he invited me to come and visit him. To New York by 4 and to [132] Bleecker Street. Arrived there, going coolly upstairs, as usual, out comes Cutler and Mrs Dunham, who are very glad to see me, who shake me by the hand, as

coverage:New York, New York, Bleecker Street
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

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