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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 10, page 230, May 11-13, 1859

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Identifier: DX03380214

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 10, page 230, May 11-13, 1859

Description: Describes meeting Lotty Kidder in Broadway, on her way to visit Jane Mason.


that the story had got mislaid, wasn't worth anything &c, when the author accepting his judgment hadn't troubled himself further about the M.S. till its appearance in print. I find there are plenty of similar stories afloat about my lame friend [Park Benjamin]. I take it he is, in many respects, a good type man of a class that has, happily, pretty nearly passed away.

12. Thursday. Phonography during the fore-noon. Out after dinner, and, in Broadway met Lotty [Kidder]. She had a parcel in hand and was going, she said to "Jenny Mason's" — (I suppose little [Arthur] Mason’s wife) in Houston Street, to the door of which I accompanied her. Said she had "left the stage" two years or so, was living with her uncle, at West Farms, West Chester, that she came to New York once a week and that her "husband" ([Arthur] Alleyne) visited her, in the country, as often. He was, I think, engaged by "Theodore Thomas." Said, too, that she thought of "freeing herself from the shackles of marriage" or something of the sort. Gave me her address & present alias "Miss C. A. Granville." Asked me to write to her — a long letter. Cui bono? She didn't look a day older than when I first saw her. To Pic Office, Nic-nax, [Jesse] Haney left, and as it subsequently proved, gone to my lodging, where I didn’t fin him. Met him and [Frank] Cahill at Edwards in the evening.

13. Friday. Phonography and drawing big Pic cut.

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1859-05-11

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Diaries


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