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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 4, page 151, June 27-28, 1852

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Identifier: DX01146912

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 4, page 151, June 27-28, 1852

Description: Describes hearing the tale of Lotty Kidder's separation from John Whytal from her mother, Rebecca Kidder.

Transcription:

ten or eleven, supping with them, and on quitting all walked with us to the Ferry, embarking & leaving us on the other side. [William] Barth to my room [290 Broadway], smoked a pipe or so, then left, at midnight.

28. Monday. Lantern work &c. Evening at Mrs [Rebecca] Kidders. In a walk with Mrs K round Saint John’s Park heard the story of Lottys [Charlotte Kidder’s] separation from her husband [John Whytal]. After the ill-advised hasty wedding she had discovered by some letters, portrait, nicknackery or like trash how he had lain with some harlot actress of the crew, — squabbles ensued — fellows making love to her, he jealous, she imperious, — wouldn’t see his “friends” — (they being like all of the [words crossed out] actor craft) — he wild with Jealousy about some particular man who’d have bought her, — Whytal accusing her, she saying in rage she’d deserve his suspicion — he taking her by the throat to strangle her — domestic hell and Separation. Afterwards, and of late he came to New York — the house

Rights: NoC-US

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Dates: 1852-06-27

Type(s): Diary
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Maker/Creator: Gunn, Thomas Butler, 1826-1903

Subjects: Diaries
Marriage
Women
Artists
Wife abuse

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