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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 6, page 26, July 19-22, 1853

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Identifier: DX04054534

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 6, page 26, July 19-22, 1853

Description: Mentions seeing an advertisement for a young woman's debut on stage for Goodall's benefit and mistakenly thinking it referred to Lotty Kidder.

latter [Yatman] stayed not long, going to bed, musquitos & the boarding-house in Vesey Street where [Alfred] Waud & [Charles] Damoreau abide. Anon Dillon [Mapother] came, and presently Damoreau, who told us, (in confidence,) how he was to get married at Saint Paul’s on Sunday next, bidding us be present. Rooms taken in Brooklyn whither they go to, quietly, saying naught of the newly-consummated ceremony.

20. Wednesday. Drawing till 2. Dined with Mr [Henry] Hart at Erford’s. Down town together, to Picayune Office, then Millers, then to Jersey [City]. Called for Dillon at Talcot’s Office, and all to the little Bath where we had a dip. Supped with them, and in room afterwards. To New York and Erfords with Mr Hart by 9. Waud came, in his “Gymnastic Cadet Regimentals.” Left him at his boarding house at Vesey Street, (where Madame Beatrice Prideaux, Mrs Charles F Damoreau that is to be, was playing & singing in the parlor; — we heard, but saw her not.) I accompanied Hart to Ferry house, then to room [290 Broadway] & bed.

21. Thursday. Article in the “[New York] Times.” Drawing on wood all day. [Charles] Welden called at noon. Evening Waud came up. / I to Mulberry Street, supped there, stayed till 8 1/2. Walking down the Bowery, passing the theatre of that name, spied on the huge placards announcing Goodall’s benefit the intimation that it was to be graced by “a young lady, — her first appearance on any stage.” Oh Lotty [Kidder]! you little humbug, you! Found Mr Hart & Dillon at Erfords. [James P.] Neagle joined us, anon. Parted at 10, and I to my room, & scribbling.

22. Friday. In doors nearly all day. Writing Letter No 2 for the “Times.” Welden called. I dined at Goslings, getting

Rights: NoC-US

Place: United States
New York

Dates: 1853-07-19

Type(s): Diary
Page

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

Subjects: Diaries
Marriage
Theater
Actors
Bathhouses
Women
Boardinghouses
19th century

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