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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 5, page 22, August 26, 1852

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Identifier: DX01188446

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 5, page 22, August 26, 1852

Description: Mentions the marriage of Jane Gibson and Arthur Mason.

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varnished boots. Then to Mrs [Rebecca] Kidders. Found actor Pope there talking with Mrs K’s sister. Presently Dick ‘Mount’ came in & Mrs K having descended, Mount rambled off into a whimsical tirade against the South, where he had of late been travelling. How the folk in Georgia live entirely on ham & eggs & chicken, how they are ignorant of loaves, eating in lieu hot cornbread, how dreary is the landscape, destitute of grass &c, how lazy are the people, with a thousand other extremes. / Talk with Mrs K. Lotty [Kidder] up and about, baby [Frederick Whytal] (like all others “a very fine child;) Lotty “worshipping” him (?) he wailing even more than common to the nature of the animal. Mrs K hath written to [John] Whytal about it. [Arthur] Mason & Jane Gibson are wed — Friday last. When [William] Barth & I met them, as we did just ere entering Niblo’s were they about to accomplish this incorporation of duality into unity. Had I known it, perchance I might have looked on Mason with awe — as one about to perpetrate matrimony. Well, — the little cub hath had better fortune than he [word crossed out] merits. She’s a kind hearted, frank girl, with no ill word of any one existing. I heard her story from Mrs K this evening. Irish parentage, good family, step-mother, — desirous of marrying her to some one she didn’t like, she “in love” with a young Officer. Quitting suddenly for America, expecting him to sell out & follow — which he did not, — correspondence for a year — broken off —

Rights: NoC-US

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Dates: 1852-08-26

Type(s): Diary
Page

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

Subjects: Babies
Irish
Courtship
Clothing and dress
Food
Diaries
Marriage
Women

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