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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 5, page 217, June 12-13, 1853

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Identifier: DX01285361

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 5, page 217, June 12-13, 1853

Description: Describes seeing Lotty Kidder perform at Sedgwick's concert.


[word crossed out] extensive [word crossed out]. Up Broadway to hear [E.H.] Chapin preach. Met Dillon [Mapother], [Alfred] Waud & [Charles] Damoreau at Erford’s subsequently.

13. Monday. Drawing, title to “Moon Hoax” &c. Mr [Henry] Hart came. Dined together at Erford’s; to room again; then down town. Bunnell & Price’s &c. Calls. Left Mr Hart in Nassau Street, back to room, supped & work till 7, then up town to the Stuyvesant Institute, to Sedgwick’s concert, at which Lotty [Kidder] (alias Miss De Forrest) “assisted.” It was a dreary, feeble business; the lecture spoken all damnable common places, inconcievably [inconceivably] inane. Sedgwick sang in [word crossed out] inefficient drawing room style, nor did Lotty appear to any great advantage. The audience were not many but very goodnatured. Mrs K [Rebecca Kidder] & [Moses] Morse & other folk I knew were there, though I didn’t see the former. Met [Charles Bailey] Seymour who stayed half the “entertainment.” Two of Lotty’s songs were encored, the latter owing to the enthusiastic hand-applause of little [John] Whytal, who sat on a rear bench, from which, before I saw him I had particularly noted the clamor therefrom proceeding! We shook hands & talked awhile & I was leaving, when he called to me from the little railed-in semi-circle where the lecture & singing was given. So I went into a small subter-

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1853-06-12

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Artists


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