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He upholds slavery, and abuses Kossuth.   Just on
the principle that most do   hating to hear Aristides
continually called the Just.   Such [words crossed out] men
as Kossuth [words crossed out] 	are con-
tinual rebukes to dirty little souls;   it reminds 
them of their own insignificence. /  Yet his wife
loves the man, has nursed him through long sick-
ness, and puts by [word crossed out] notable dinners for him.
What the devil right have they to wives, who can t
begin to know what a woman is worth, in heart and
mind and person?                 Now however for one of
a different sort though   the [words crossed out]
everlastingly talking Mrs Kidder!     Bye the bye
they know her here.   Mrs Leave, hearing Goodall,
young actor and close friend of Lotty s, (so she told
me, once,)  having asking me when I last saw  our
friend Mrs Kidder)   immediately broke in with-
What, for goodness  sake do you know Mrs Kidder.
I think everybody knows Mrs Kidder.)          Went
there, found her alone, and let her talk.  News
of Lotty.  How they wanted her to work at dress-ma-
king till 10 at night or so, and she wouldn t stand
it.   How a letter arrived from a manager of a theatre
there, a Mr Warkin, who having heart her sing,
from outside the house,  wished her to appear on the
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Three: page twenty-six
Description:Wonders why certain men like Cunningham deserve having wives.
Date:1851-11-19
Subject:Cunningham; Cunningham, Mrs.; Goodall; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Kidder, Charlotte (Whytal, Granville); Kidder, Rebecca (Morse); Kossuth, Lajos; Leave, Mrs.; Warkin; Women
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Scan Date:2011-02-07

 

Volume
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Three
Description:Includes descriptions of looking for drawing and writing work among New York publishers, visits to Mrs. Kidder and her daughter Lotty, boarding house living, theater acquaintances, and Lajos Kossuth's visit to New York.
Subject:Actors; Boardinghouses; Gunn, Thomas Butler; 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 2011 Missouri History Museum.
Source:Page images, transcriptions, and metadata of the Thomas Butler Gunn diaries have been provided by the Missouri History Museum.