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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 5, page 105, December 13-14, 1852

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Identifier: DX01224776

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 5, page 105, December 13-14, 1852

Description: Comments on Lotty Kidder.

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the announcement “Gertrude, (with Songs,) Miss Deforrest [Lotty Kidder’s stage name].”

/ Playing at the lowest theatre in New York — to b’hoys, newspaper imps & harlots, — the unwashed democracy! I can fancy the wilful little things career, yearning for the excitement she loathes when gained, full of resentful importance, passions, spites & littlenesses. Yet what magic is there in a pair of bright eyes & a sweet voice — I know she is, and always was a thorough little snob, yet I like to think of her when she opened the door to myself and Charley Brown, the first time I saw her; and of her sitting beside me at Burton’s. / I have always been great at finding mare’s nests all my life.

I wonder whether there ever hath lived woman like to the “Lady Geraldine” of Elizabeth Barrett Browning? What a divine-thoughted woman must its authoress be! [words crossed out]

14. Tuesday. A letter from home, containing one from [William] Boutcher, in Italy. Pleasant times has he, — I envy him horribly. / Down town during the afternoon, Picayune & Lantern Offices, Post Office & Mr Hammetts place in Broad Street. Return, to room, &

Rights: NoC-US

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Dates: 1852-12-13

Type(s): Diary
Page

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

Subjects: Actors
Books and reading
Diaries
Theater
Women

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