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	Stories about Lotty.
seems to have got up a certain amount of pseudo-
sentiment about Josey; for when Cahill rallied
him about her with characteristic freedom, he
affected remorse, said he had seduced her
&c.      And Watson tells a story, how going
accidentally into a shop with Glover, he descried
Josey, looking handsome and dressed in deep
mourning, I know not on what occasion.
Glover, who had seen nothing of her for a year 
or more, was quite overcome; she beheld and
passed by him quite unmoved.         This  Thad. 
Glover is a married man and has six children.
  Now about another of Allie s sisterhood,
  Lotty.   Watson knew her during her engagement
at Wallack s Theatre, then denominated the  Sum-
mer Garden.    She played the whore with Daven-
port, with Glover, with others unnamed.      It was
commonly known in the theatre that she visited
 Dolly  at his lodgings opposite the remaining
whole afternoons with him.          Granville, whom
Watson only knew as Alleyne, was supposed to
know and to philosophically indifferent to his
wife s harlotries.          I got these items amid
others concerning the harlotry players, all
confirmatory of Le Sage s estimate of them as a
class.     My nauseous little informant spoke of
charming little suppers in which both the men
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Eighteen: page one hundred and seventy-six
Description:Describes Frederick Watson's stories about Josey Vernon and Lotty Kidder.
Date:1862-01-16
Subject:Actors; Cahill, Frank; Davenport, Adolphus; Glover, Thad; Granville, Arthur (Alleyne); Gunn, Thomas Butler; Kidder, Charlotte (Whytal, Granville); Vernon, Josey; Watson, Frederick; Women
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Scan Date:2010-06-14

 

Volume
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Eighteen
Description:Includes Gunn's descriptions of the scene in New York at the commencement of the Civil War, his visits to military camps in and around New York City as a reporter for ""The New York Evening Post,"" boarding house life, the shooting of Sergeant Davenport by Captain Fitz James O'Brien for insubordination, and Frank Bellew's marital troubles.
Subject:Boardinghouses; Bohemians; Civil War; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Journalism; Marriage; Military; Publishers and publishing; Women
Coverage (City/State):New York, New York
Note:Thomas Butler Gunn was born February 15, 1826, in Banbury, England, and came to New York in 1849. During the Civil War he worked as a correspondent for the New York Tribune and the New York Evening Post. He returned to England in 1863, and died in Birmingham in April 1903. The collection includes twenty-one volumes of his diaries, including newspaper clippings, letters, photographs, sketches, and various other items inserted by Gunn. Diary entries date from July 7, 1849, to April 7, 1863, and include his experiences with the New York publishing and literary world, his descriptions of boarding houses, his travels throughout the United States, and his experiences traveling with the Federal army as a Civil War correspondent.
Publisher:Missouri History Museum
Rights:Copyright 2010 Missouri History Museum.
Source:Page images, transcriptions, and metadata of the Thomas Butler Gunn diaries have been provided by the Missouri History Museum.