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mirer sate on the sofa near, and Dan Dod,
(brother to the one who hath I think dazed himself
by looking in Lotty s eyes,)  sitting reading near us.
He is a little, shrewd fellow, startling one by an
unexpectedly sensible remark now and then, very
foreign to what one would expect in such an atmos-
phere of trashinesses.       Lott talked a good deal 
about herself of course.     I think it probable
that she will be a mother  
  I know not how it is, but I cannot but regard
a woman with infinite respect & tenderness 
at such time.     Approaching maternity, with
its attendant fears, hopes, mysteries   the knowledge
of parentage   giving birth to a little creature, distinct
yet as knit in love and feeling, loved so much dearer
than self, yet part of that self   the subject
is full of holier thoughts than I can now put
down.       What will maternity do for her.
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Four: page one hundred and sixty-four
Description:States that he believes Lotty Kidder is pregnant, and comments on maternity.
Subject:Books and reading; Dodd, Dan; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Kidder, Charlotte (Whytal, Granville); Kidder, Rebecca (Morse); Pregnancy; Women
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Scan Date:2011-02-07


Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Four
Description:Includes descriptions of looking for drawing and writing work among New York publishers, boarding house living, visits to Mrs. Kidder and her daughter Lotty, the start of the ''Lantern'' publication and joining the ''Lantern Club,'' attending a ball on Governors Island, attending a lecture by E. H. Chapin, visits to Staten Island, and a visit to Niagara Falls.
Subject:Boardinghouses; Books and reading; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Military; Publishers and publishing; Theater; Travel; Women
Coverage (City/State):New York, New York; Niagara, 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.