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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 3, page 26, November 19, 1851

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Identifier: DX01062836

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 3, page 26, November 19, 1851

Description: Wonders why certain men like Mr. Cunningham deserve having wives.


He [Mr. Cunningham] upholds slavery, and abuses [Lajos] Kossuth. Just on the principle that most do — hating to hear Aristides continually called the Just. Such [words crossed out] men as Kossuth [words crossed out] are continual rebukes to dirty little souls; — it reminds them of their own insignificance. / Yet his wife loves the man, has nursed him through long sickness, and puts by [word crossed out] notable dinners for him. What the devil right have they to wives, who can’t begin to know what a woman is worth, in heart and mind and person? Now however for one of a different sort though — the [words crossed out] everlastingly talking Mrs [Rebecca] Kidder! Bye the bye they know her here. Mrs [Anna M.] Leave, hearing Goodall, young actor and close friend of Lotty [Kidder]’s, (so she told me, once,) having asking me when I last saw “our friend Mrs Kidder) — immediately broke in with-What, for goodness’ sake do you know Mrs Kidder. I think everybody knows Mrs Kidder.) Went there, found her alone, and let her talk. News of Lotty. How they wanted her to work at dress-making till 10 at night or so, and she wouldn’t stand it. How a letter arrived from a manager of a theatre there, a Mr Warkin, who having heard her sing, from outside the house, wished her to appear on the

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1851-11-19

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Marriage


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