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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 3, page 27, November 19, 1851

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Identifier: DX01063297

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 3, page 27, November 19, 1851

Description: Mentions news of Lotty Kidder becoming an actress.

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stage. How she [Charlotte Kidder] had done so, first singing only, then in character. How she was liked, bouquets &cs thrown on the stage &c. And finally how she was then at Columbus, playing, as Miss De Forest. Mrs K [Rebecca Kidder] read her letters to me. [words crossed out] Albeit it pleases vanity and ambition now she won’t find the tittle-tattle, jealousies and aspirations of the green room an Eden. [words crossed out]. But this, one might have conjectured, would occur, sooner or later. / Bye the bye, shallow Master Pope had proposed for her to Mrs K, so she says. / Presently in came [Arthur] Mason and buxom Jane Gibson. Mason, so saith Mrs K is terrifically anxious that Charley Brown’s renewal of love-letter-writing to his sister should be broken off. He, by the way hath [word crossed out] questionable right to pitch stones at Brown, inasmuch as the little rouй hath been as bad as may be in “fast” exploits. Brown is better than him, I don’t know anything agreeable [agreeable] about Mason, saving a certain quaint London vulgarity-improved style of expression. On my leaving he told me that [Henry] Surtees was coming to board at [48] Franklin Street, tomorrow. Talking with Shaw, about it, he replied “What, Tittlebat Titmouse, and he and Mrs [Anna M.] Leave related how Surtees, on first coming to their notice had dressed most terrifically showy, and in horribly snobbish taste. This was

Rights: NoC-US

Place: United States
New York

Dates: 1851-11-19

Type(s): Diary
Page

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

Subjects: Courtship
Actors
Boardinghouses
19th century
Clothing and dress
Diaries
Theater
Women

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