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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 4, page 164, July 11, 1852

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Identifier: DX01153143

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 4, page 164, July 11, 1852

Description: States that he believes Lotty Kidder is pregnant, and comments on maternity.


[ad]mirer sate on the sofa near, and Dan Dod, (brother to the one who hath I think dazed himself by looking in Lotty [Kidder]’s eyes,) sitting reading near us. He is a little, shrewd fellow, startling one by an unexpectedly sensible remark now and then, very foreign to what one would expect in such an atmosphere of trashinesses. Lott talked a good deal about herself of course. I think it probable that she will be a mother —

I know not how it is, but I cannot but regard a woman with infinite respect & tenderness [words crossed out] at such time. Approaching maternity, with its attendant fears, hopes, mysteries — the knowledge of parentage — giving birth to a little creature, distinct yet as knit in love and feeling, loved so much dearer than self, yet part of that self — the subject is full of holier thoughts than I can now put down. What will maternity do for her.

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1852-07-11

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Books and reading


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