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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 8, page 35, August 6-7, 1856

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Identifier: DX03644975

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 8, page 35, August 6-7, 1856

Description: Describes talking with Lotty at her boarding house about her new marriage.


was at Baltimore, Washington, New Orleans — here and there, playing, and singing. Madame Marguerites she knew as instructress in singing. [Arthur] Alleyne too, is a singer and actor. He is 30, bald-headed, an Englishman, has been a roue, and (she’s says) is passionately fond and jealous of her. He “would go to the devil, if she left him.” They have lived in Canada, and been poor enough at times. She doesn’t pretend to love him, but says she might have starved, but for him. [John] Whytal is out west, of course not knowing of her second marriage. Alleyne at present has no engagement, and expects money from England. The house they reside in is a lodging house, Jack Hardenbrock (now reporter to the Tribune) being a lodger also. Lotty keeps up communication with her father [William Kidder], who has, also, married again. She also corresponds with her brother Will [Kidder], but talks denunciatory of her mother [Rebecca Morse]. Her face is but little changed. We talked for some two hours or so in the parlor of the lodging house, not without emotion, and I saw her to the Wallacks at 7 1/2. Alleyne was above, and, she reported, jealous and angry at my visit.

7. Thursday. Writing and drawing. To Franklin Street again, at 5, — the house is scarcely a stone’s throw from Mrs K’s old Beach Street residence — and another two hours talk with Lotty. Three years from the date of tomorrow

Rights: NoC-US

Place: United States
New York

Dates: 1856-08-06

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Boardinghouses
19th century


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