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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 12, page 47, February 8-9, 1860

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Identifier: DX02857174

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 12, page 47, February 8-9, 1860

Description: Mentions meeting Lotty Kidder on the street.


Fanny Fern’s Dodges. Lotty [Kidder].

[Fri]day’s night’s celebration of several birthdays. (They want Jim [Parton], and as at Christmas, can have him without incumbrances.) The girls [Sally, Matty, and Eliza Edwards] were not asked to take off their bonnets. Clif. Thomson was expected. Not unlikely that Mort [Thomson] may make him marry Nelly [Eldredge]; hence Fanny might object to exposing him to counter-attraction, in the shape of the Edwards’ girls. She burked a projected party, wherein Mort would have met them, about a year ago, in Brooklyn, and her object bothered us at the time. We — [Jesse] Haney, [Frank] Cahill and I — went over there and the evening wore on, we expectant of the girls and nothing but some excuse coming of it. Clif. will have a jolly time of it, if he can marry Nelly! If ever girl had the concentrated essence of her mother in her, that girl has. Fanny’s father [Nathaniel Willis] and mother [Hannah Parker Willis] lived unhappily together — separated.

9. Thursday. Writing, drawing and chores. Not well. Turned out by 4 and going down Broadway, crowded and sunny, met Lotty. She was walking with a companion of her own sex and addressed me. Said she was living at Fordham, rented a house, and asked me to come and see her. Cui bono? She looked very handsome with a splendor of brown light in her eyes; was handsomely dressed.

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1860-02-08

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Diaries


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