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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 6, page 30, July 24-25, 1853

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Identifier: DX04058136

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 6, page 30, July 24-25, 1853

Description: Describes meeting the Dodd brothers by chance in the street and an evening spent visiting Lotty Kidder.

Envy, — and so on. But, “our Virtues would be proud if our faults whipped them not, and our Vices would despair of — ”

Leaving the two in Broadway, I went to Beach Street, and was close by the door when two persons turned back, (I had passed them,) & came up to me. It was the Dods. A few words were exchanged & I then rang & went in. Good Gordon & good-tempered widow boarder were sitting in front parlor, Lott [Charlotte Kidder Whytal] & a thin legged blasй-assuming snob, (hight Luckey,) in the back. I told Lotty of the rencounter, and off she rushed to the door, but in vain. Talk awhile, and then all in the other room, Lotty singing and playing. Mrs K [Rebecca Kidder] appeared, but staid not long. [John] Whytal came. Stopped till night midnight, and at leaving out with all the men to drink, at the notion of Goddard. He was half drunk, bragging of his Southern generosity & valor &c in a manner that made me think it not unlikely I should have to test the latter, inasmuch as I wouldn’t toady the ass. He told me how he & others had spent $ 200, (might as well have said lied thousands while about it,) last night or the night before. “Ah!” quoth Lotty admiringly it takes a Southerner to spend Money!” Bah! I said one or two things, which penetrated our Georgian’s skull & made him irate; thought there’d be a row, but there wasn’t. Finally I left ‘em all at Riley’s, and went to my room.

25. Monday. Drawing merrily, all the blazing, sunny July day. Did the two Picayune cuts in the morning, took ‘em down after dinner, returned & drawing again. Waud up once or twice. Evening. At 7 Mr [Henry] Hart called, together down town

Rights: NoC-US

Place: United States
New York

Dates: 1853-07-24

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Boardinghouses
19th century


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