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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 5, page 222, June 17-18, 1853

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Identifier: DX01287896

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 5, page 222, June 17-18, 1853

Description: Comments on Lotty Kidder and John Whytal's relationship.


kissed it. So I said “Good night!” and walked off with [John] Whytal. He was very earnest and talkative, speaking about her [Charlotte Kidder]. “Sometimes” said he “she’s so fond of me you’d think she’d eat me, then there’s a spat and we don’t speak for three or four days, and she tells everybody she hates me.” He cares infinitely more for her, than she for him, or for aught beside. I doubt if there’s love in her nature, self-will and vanity, ill weeds as they are have choked up the ground which might have nourished flowers of heaven’s growth. We walked down Broadway, Chamber Street, and to Erford’s parting about 12 1/2. One incident of the evening I’ve omitted. Promising to get certain “notices” of the Sedgwick affair in papers, I made Lotty sit down and write self praise, which she did! The first one she wrote I told her was’nt strong enough. So she did a more extensive one, talked about her “naivete” and “bright dark eyes”; was half ashamed of it, and would’nt give it up till persuaded.

18. Saturday. Down town early morning. Calls. Picayune, Sachem, Post Office, Time-Piece &c. Back. Afternoon to Brooklyn, stayed at Dunsiers till 8, supping with them, back to New York, and per omnibus to Gymnasium, (letting gold $1 slip through pocket-hole

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1853-06-17

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Diaries


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