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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 4, page 163, July 10-11, 1852

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Identifier: DX01152663

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 4, page 163, July 10-11, 1852

Description: Mentions a visit to Rebecca Kidder's residence with William Barth.


Going to return to England on Wednesday. Supped with him [Joseph Richardson]. To room &c. [Alfred] Waud. / At 9 or so called at Beach Street, stopping till 12.

11. Sunday. To Governor’s Island by noon, having passed the time till then in domesticities. Dined with [William] Barth and a Mr Gruby, reading Charles Lamb in the afternoon. Supped and Barth having an inclination to go to Beach Street, we after half an hours windy waiting at the landing place, (in company with a Bedlow’s Islander) were rowed to New York. To my room, then to Mrs K’s [Rebecca Kidder’s]. A room full of folk, Lotty [Kidder] playing and singing to them, till on her commencing something other than “sacred,” her Mother veto’d it. So she went into the other room sulky party broke up into conversational groups, some going out. I had the inhumanity to leave Barth to be talked at by Mrs K, and joined Lotty. Mrs Lawton the comely sister of Mrs K and her “Captain” ad-

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1852-07-10

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Books and reading
Governors Island (New York County, N.Y.)


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