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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 5, page 66, October 13-14, 1852

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Identifier: DX09098290

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 5, page 66, October 13-14, 1852

Description: Mentions that Lotty Kidder's baby is sick.


engravers &c, dined, return, drew Reveille cut after seeing [Cornelius] Mathews, (who was irked at my drawing for Picayune.) [Alfred] Waud came, to Shelleys with him, supped. Left him at 8, and went to Beach Street. A room full of folks, Mrs K [Rebecca Kidder] there. Lotty [Kidder] came down anon, and sang. Stayed till nigh 11, some of the folks going. Baby [Frederick Whytal] hath been sick and like to die, a “Nurse” giving him laudanum. His father [John Whytal] has been there, was indeed in the room when I came, albeit I knew it not, till afterwards Lotty told me. She sang very sweetly this night. Talk with one of the old boarders at Mrs Leave’s [48 Franklin St.], whom I met there. Mrs K concocted some excellent milk punch, and altogether it was a pleasant finale to the day.

14. Thursday. Drawing till 1. A letter from [William] Barth. Down town, to Lockingtons, towards Dickinsons, when I met an individual whom I had seen at Wilkins’ in Brooklyn, when I visited him there. He was very particular in his inquiries about them, and after accompanying him some distance, (in the rain) I took him to [John B.] Holmes’. / Called at Engravers, then dined, then to Lantern, then Reveille Offices — through pouring rain all the way. Hose purchasing &c, then to room. Supped at Sweeneys, called at [Frank] Royals, back to room. Wrote letter to [William] Barth.

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1852-10-13

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Clothing and dress
Medical care


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