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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 13, page 202, August 31, 1860

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Identifier: DX02788814

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 13, page 202, August 31, 1860

Description: Describes a visit to Lotty Kidder at Fordham.



A Quarrel with Lotty [Kidder].

[under]take it herself if nobody else did. I told her she [Lotty] would have to get upon a high stool, as he was a tall man, she a little woman. “You’re a humbug!” quoth she. “And you’re another!” said I “and you know it!” Then she asked if I wasn’t going to knock Kinne down, to which I responded by a decided negative. Then she’d “get an Irishman to do it for five dollars,” upon which Brentnall proposed effecting it at half-price. “Any man who insults a lady ought to be &c &c!” quoth Lotty. “That’s so!” adds Brentnall, who, like his class of Englishman, has a predilection for the acquisition of Yankee vulgarisms. There was a little steamer coming to a landing-place, and we had resolved to embark thither, so I hurried the interview. Lotty asked [George] Boweryem to come and visit her on Sunday; which he declined on behalf of Mary Bucklin, whom he goes to see, weekly. Just as we were setting off, Lotty called to me, said “I knew where she lived — I could come whenever I chose.” I told her I expected a first invitation and shouldn’t do it. And so we parted. The Englishmen were civil enough. Brentnall is not a bad-looking fellow, the animal preponderating. Shouldn’t wonder if he is in a state of befoolment about Lotty. The steamboat ride was very pretty and we took the horse-cars at Harlem, getting

coverage:Fordham, New York

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1860-08-31

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Diaries


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