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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 8, page 57, September 1-6, 1856

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Identifier: DX03668916

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 8, page 57, September 1-6, 1856

Description: Regarding his fascination with Lotty Kidder.

Transcription:

His [Williamson's] report an unfavorable one. To Post Office, Picayune &c and elsewhere. Writing all the afternoon.

I found two bulky letters awaiting me, from Alf Waud, on my return to New York. One contained two singular letters from old [Charles] Jewell. Ill-spelt, ill written, with a profusion of capital letters and much tautology, they were intended to be friendly. Alf request me to call on the writer.

I met Lotty [Kidder] to day, on her way to the theatre. She said she had been sick, but looked well. Bright large dark eyes, looking brighter and darker from the shade around them, thick black rippled hair, worn in plain bands, arch, wilful, [words crossed out] childish, freckled face, so irregular in its features yet so fascinating that I had almost written beautiful. Little Lotty — ! Somehow I always associate the idea of richness of color with her. I know her thoroughly. I don't appraise her a jot beyond her value. One true, earnest glance of Hannah [Bennett]'s, one loving prayer from her outweighs Lotty's whole nature. But there's a sort of magnetic fascination about Lotty — "Deliver us from temptation."

2. Tuesday. Down town. [Joe] Scoville's, the Tribune and elsewhere. A hurried time of it, the excitement of which brought on the old nervous pain in my spine. At [Frank] Leslie's. Writing at home [132 Bleecker St.].

[3. Wednesday through 6. Saturday] I lump these days together being unable to pick details

Rights: NoC-US

Place:

Dates: 1856-09-01

Type(s): Diary
Page

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

Subjects: Diaries
Women

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