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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 3, page 31, November 25, 1851

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Identifier: DX01065141

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 3, page 31, November 25, 1851

Description: Mentions hearing that Lotty Kidder has married a scenic artist.

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till 2. Much talk with Holbrook about terms. Got $5 per week ready, and 1/4 profits when Circulation gets ahead. [words crossed out] Weary Work. Feel very ill, and am very poor. Back through the driving snow. Afternoon, sitting in the common room, talking to Actor [Bill] Reynolds & by a good fire. Evening down to Office again. Got no money from Holbrook.“To-morrow.” To Tailors, got mended coat, back “home” [48 Franklin St.] and here I sit, all alone, in the common room, a good fire behind me, with throbbing head, aching heart, and am, the next line finished about to commence writing home to my Mother [Naomi Butler Gunn]. If she knew.

26. Wednesday. Down town, to Traveler and Reveille Offices, sent letter for home. At dinner was informed, across the table that “our” friend was married.” “Who?” inquired I. “Lotty [Kidder],” said he. So it is; — her mother [Rebecca Kidder] had had intimation of it but for a few days before it took place. / Busied all the afternoon, and in the evening managed to call in at Mrs Kidders. Saw good-tempered Jane Gibson, who told me the little they knew about it. “He [John Whytal] was a good-hearted fellow, and very foxed of her; — a scenic artist, by profession.” And speaking of it in a letter to Jane Gibson, she after enumeration divers events occurring, said “among others, last, but not least getting married.” It’s a sorry business I fear, altogether. Mrs K is “very anxious,” “very much concerned” about it — and was gone [words crossed out] to the theatre! The Devil take the woman. Oh

Rights: NoC-US

Place: United States
New York

Dates: 1851-11-25

Type(s): Diary
Page

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

Subjects: Payment
Publishers and publishing
Tailors
Boardinghouses
19th century
Clothing and dress
Diaries
Marriage
Theater

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