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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 4, page 180, July 25, 1852

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Identifier: DX01160835

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 4, page 180, July 25, 1852

Description: Describes a visit to Rebecca Kidder's residence while waiting for a train.


while. Hurryed back, gave the $50 for Joe [Greatbatch] to keep in safety for me, and aboard the ferry boat. Cars gone, whereat I was as well content as if otherwise. So returned tranquilly to New York, got a bottle of Sarsaparilla and ice at the grocery store, to my room [290 Broadway], a little reading, then to [word crossed out] Beach Street. Found Mrs K [Rebecca Kidder], her sister [words crossed out] Angeline, Mrs Lawton, Lotty [Kidder] and other feminines all sitting in the back room, singing sacred music. [Dan] Dod there, sitting by Lotty. Anon the singing party broke up & I sat talking first with Mrs Lawton, (who has been handsome, and is not the reverse now;) then listening to Mrs Kidder reading Ingoldsby Legends — I would she never chose aught duller. Half an hour talking with Lotty, & partly Dob & the mama. Lotty talked about herself & they

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1852-07-25

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Books and reading
Railroad travel


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