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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 5, page 208, May 31-June 2, 1853

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Identifier: DX01280804

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 5, page 208, May 31-June 2, 1853

Description: Comments on the troubled marriage of Lotty and John Whytal.


I held her [Lotty Kidder’s] hand, I looked into her beautiful, womanly-childish face, and my head sunk down with heart-aching sorrow for her, — her little hand rested on it — I was “Tom!” “Dear Friend!” And our lips met. There was no thought impure or wrong in either heart. And so we talked on, till nigh 3, when Mr [Joseph] Greatbatch called, and Lotty went away, bidding me visit them soon. I went down town, did calls &c, and going down stairs sprained my ancle [ankle] severely. So went to the Hippodrome at night, in place of Gymnasium, walking thoughtfully back, looking up to the night and thinking of what Was and Might Be in this world.


1. Wednesday. Drawing, Picayune work, and hither and thither. Evening after looking in at Burton’s and seeing Ben Haun, and a farce, I went to Beach Street. Stayed till nigh 12, talk with [Moses] Morse & Mrs K [Rebecca Kidder], and latter part of the Evening with Lotty. She gave me a letter.

2. Thursday. Down town, Picayune & Lantern Office. [John] Brougham there, told me of the approaching demise of the Lantern, that I was “in at the death.” Gave me an order for three on the Lyceum, at my request. Dined

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1853-05-31

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Diaries
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