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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 13, page 104, July 14-15, 1860

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Identifier: DX02722759

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 13, page 104, July 14-15, 1860

Description: Describes a fight between two men in his boarding house.



A Boarding House Row

[Fitz James O’Brien] undressed and asleep on the sofa, a half finished poem about the coming of the Prince of Wales on the table. I omitted putting down one incident of his [O’Brien’s] row with [Edward] House. After the struggle, the latter demanded repayment of monies loaned to O’Brien, who responded, in his Mulberry Hawk voice, “I was not aware, Sir, that I owed you anything!” House stated the amount. Loafing all the evening. Three just-arrived Britishers in the parlor, going to board here.

15. Sunday. Jolly row in the hall, after breakfast, between a little beast of a Cuban or German, I don’t know which, and a Philadelphian who wanted to punch his head, apropos of some lying he’d been guilty of about another boarder who had left without paying up, and had his trunk detained in consequence. Cuban had stated Philadelphia would be responsible. Which Philadelphian knows to be something of a rogue, having boarded with him in the Quaker city. Both adversaries have lift, Cuban’s baggage having been subjected to the same sharp practice as his acquaintance. Writing till 4. [G.S.] Phillips of the Ill. News up, supped with me. Out together. I to 745 [Broadway], Mr [George] Edwards convalescing on the sofa, Honey

coverage:New York, New York, Church Street

Rights: NoC-US

Place: United States
New York

Dates: 1860-07-14

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Boardinghouses
19th century


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