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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 5, page 195, May 5-8, 1853

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Identifier: DX01265171

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 5, page 195, May 5-8, 1853

Description: Mentions going to the theater and a fight between Lotty and Rebecca Kidder.


[John] Whytal came up at sunset, tarried half an hour. Out with him to drink. Parting, I went for Supper, then up town with [Alfred] Waud through the driving rain to the Gymnasium. At Erford’s afterwards, where anon, in came Kelly.

6 7. Friday. Drawing &c. Still wretchedly wet weather. Evening with Waud & [Charles] Damoreau to Wallacks. Very well entertained. “Old Heads & Young Hearts” being exquisitely played. Price there. Left at the conclusion of first piece & to Erfords for supper, with Damoreau, Waud joining us anon. Stayed till nigh midnight.

7 6. Saturday. Drawing. Edward Greatbatch called. Down town in the afternoon, Picayune, Lantern & Post Offices. Rain ended, and sun out. Met Mrs Warner. Return. Supped.

8 7. Sunday. Pitiless, drenching rain. Out despite of it in the afternoon with Waud & Damoreau, to discover the residence of a certain tailor, the which was not effected. Back to my room, all of us, stove side. Supped at Erford’s, all three, sat an hour or so. Charley off, I to Beach Street by 9. Met [Moses] Morse at the door, a cigar and drink with him at a newly open German house, with a buxom, comely [words crossed out] waitress, or mistress. Then to the house. Mrs K [Rebecca Kidder] feeble & dismal. Lotty [Kidder] in next room, told me how there had been a row ‘twix’t herself & mamma about

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1853-05-05

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Diaries


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