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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 3, page 36, December 4, 1851

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Identifier: DX01067449

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 3, page 36, December 4, 1851

Description: Describes hearing news of Lotty Kidder and her new husband John Whytal.


brisk walk through the icy, frosty streets into Smith’s Hotel, Perry Street, there to see if that the “Masheene” Picture &c were, as yet raffled. Not so. Anticipated this month. Called at [Thomas] Picton’s. Not in. Back & called at Mrs [Rebecca] Kidders. There I found her; (and [Arthur] Mason just about to go out), so sate and talked with her. First about Lotty [Kidder]’s marriage. Two of her letters, read to me. How she had been wooed by Southerners, presents sent to her — one a negro-girl worth I know not how many dollars; jewels &c (which she returned.) Then of her marriage with Mr [John] Whytal, a Bostonian, scenic artist “who adores her.” The news of the ceremony she told with great flippancy, bidding her mother get a glass of water, “Dick” on one side, and Jenny “on the other,” ere reading it. She still designs following the stage as a profession. / Of Whytal, I the other day inquired of Mrs Leave. He boarded here, — she says he was an ugly man, and never opened his mouth. The latter may tell in his favour. I hope he’ll disappoint all, and prove a fine good fellow. [words crossed out]

Talk of other subjects followed, and ere long the Bloomer Costume. Mrs K leaving me for a short time attired herself a la Bloomer. [words crossed out]

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1851-12-04

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Clothing and dress


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