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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 8, page 36, August 7-10, 1856

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Identifier: DX03645829

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 8, page 36, August 7-10, 1856

Description: Mentions meeting William Kidder in the street and talking about his daughter, Lotty.


since I parted from her [Lotty Kidder], on that eventful night preceding my journey to the North & South.

8. Friday. Down town. Commissioned by Armstrong of the “Times,” who assumes Tuthill’s place during his holiday, to go to Staten Island there to inquire about Yellow fever at Quarantine &c. Followed in the wake of little [Frederick] Edge, whom I found in the Health Officers rooms. About together getting information, back by the last boat. Rain storm, thunder and lightning. Fed at Goslings, then per omnibus to my room by 8 1/2. Writing out voluminous report till 2 1/2. Used up and ill.

9. Saturday. Met Lotty [Kidder] as I was going down Broadway. To Times Office. Saw [Charles Bailey] Seymour. Ross & Touseys where I met Frank Leslie, [Thomas W.] Strongs, Picayune Office &c &c. Hither and thither. Met [Frank or Oliver] Hillard.

10. Sunday. Called at Franklin Street, as requested, but Lotty was out with [Arthur] Alleyne. In the evening to the 8th avenue, some distance up town, where I saw Lotty’s father [William Kidder] for the first time. A little man, with something of his daughter in the face. I stayed some twenty minutes, during which time he talked. A weakish, odd sort of man. Didn’t recollect me. Didn’t approve of his daughter being on the stage, it wasn’t respectable. Would have wished her to live with him. He was married, but there was always a home for her. Had made many endeavors

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1856-08-07

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Yellow fever


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