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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 5, page 192, April 30-May 2, 1853

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Identifier: DX01263663

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 5, page 192, April 30-May 2, 1853

Description: Mentions Lotty Kidder's request for his daguerreotype.


limbs & costume, red flannel &c. To Erfords with [Alfred] Waud & [Charles] Damoreau, whom I found & the Gymnasium.



1. Sunday. Looking out of window into the quiet sunny street after the dog, saw [Charles] Welden & Moore. Joined them and off for a walk to the place notable for ale heretofore visited by us, eastwards of the Bowery district. Thence farther walking, and at about noon at French’s, on quitting which I missed the dog, (and I fear for aye.) To Erford’s, then parting company I dined at Sweeney’s, and then walked to Fulton Street. Folks not there. Returned to room. Out again at 8 1/2 to Mrs [Rebecca] Kidder’s. Lotty [Kidder], her husband & the Georgian. Mrs K & [Moses] Morse came anon. Talk & a pleasant evening. Quoth Lotty to me “I want your portrait before you go to England.” Why? “Because youre’ the only person who has ever spoken truth to me about myself.” — And she ran on in a manner that touched & surprised as much as it pleased me. Her daguerrotype I am to have, as heretofore promised, at my request. Left at 12.

2. Monday. Drawing. Welden came. Out with him to Bang’s Book Auction store for books I purchased on Saturday

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1853-04-30

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Books and reading
Clothing and dress


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