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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 5, page 94, November 21, 1852

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Identifier: DX01219341

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 5, page 94, November 21, 1852

Description: Mentions that Lotty Kidder has gotten back together with her estranged husband, John Whytal.


[bur]ning and baby in cradle. Dined with them [Mr. and Mrs. Hammett] & the rest of the habitants of the mansion in fine style upstairs, then after half an hour in another apartment talking (anent my transferring on to wood the portrait of a little girl), with a man & wife, the latter being about to publish & write a memoir of this dead, adopted child,) down stairs again. Looking over divers productions of Hammetts, in the “Knickerbocker,” Literary World, Spirit of the Times &c,” then about 4, left, crossed to New York, (icy cold day), & to room, meditatively on the snug house I had quitted. My fire was out; sat awhile, then to [Frank] Royals. He and his wife going out, but insisted on my staying to sup with Bush, with which he & the juvenile’s seemed to be marvellously well content. Stayed till 9 or so, called at Office, found [Alfred] Waud reading aloud to [Alfred] Swinton, who was engraving by Camp-light; then out again, to Beach Street. Mrs [Rebecca] Kidder & some-others there, but the latter soon left. Lotty [Kidder] has joined her husband [John Whytal] again, and returns to the stage to-morrow night, — the “National”!

“With hey ho! The Wind & the Rain!” Talking awhile with Mrs K & a lively little widow

Rights: NoC-US

Place: United States
New York

Dates: 1852-11-21

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Marriage
19th century
Books and reading


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