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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 4, page 154, July 1, 1852

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Identifier: DX01148349

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 4, page 154, July 1, 1852

Description: Describes a visit with Lotty Kidder.


and [John] Brougham by the way. [William] North & [Fitz James] O’Brien at the Office. O’Brien’s a snob. Return at sunset or later. Bit of a rain storm, intended to defer visit to Mrs K’s [Rebecca Kidder’s], but rain ending set off. Lotty [Kidder] had returned, and running towards me, shook me by both hands. She looked well, no traces of sickness or sorrow about her bright face, — her hair by the bye for the nonce worn plain, madonna-wise, not in the cluster of curls as wont. It so chanced that her mother was going out, so I had much of her and boy Will [Kidder]’s company, sitting by the open window with her face close to mine, looking out in the trees, and close, warm, damp humid night. There were two others present, but as they were “lovers” (to use Mrs K’s phrase, they were exclusive enough. Presently after much half thoughtful talk, the suggestion of walking out being made, I proposed a walk to Broadway & an Ice Cream. So sug-

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1852-07-01

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Diaries


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