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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 11, page 197, December 28, 1859

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Identifier: DX03125439

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 11, page 197, December 28, 1859

Description: Regarding a visit in his room from Miss Trainque and Miss Maguire.

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about doing our Christmas revels for the “Looker-On.” To Century Office &c. Up in [Jesse] Haney’s Nic-nax Office found papa [George] Edwards. He looked very old and shaky, complained of being feeble, said he would sit awhile and rest himself. To Duncan & Sherman’s bank and saw Ed. Wells, who is employed there. Got a note from him to Mrs [Sophy] Thomson, anent M.S. Pantomime, took cars and up to 21st street, near the 3rd Avenue. Sent up letter and got article. Extremely cold, returned through a glorious snow storm. Scribbling during the afternoon. Two girls in my room in the evening, Miss [Cecilia] Trainque (I spelt her name wrongly before) and little Miss [Sarah] Maguire. They were cold in the adjoining room, stove ineffective, and sat plying their needles for an hour or two beside mine. Honest girls enough; the former buxom and cheery, no harm in her. Works at some book-binding factory all day, hard enough, keeps in good spirits withal, is sensible, ignorant, fond of fun and, I should say, industrious. More so perhaps than little Maguire, who I think would have been very willing to have fallen in love with [James] Morris, some weeks ago, as at present. She doesn’t understand and resents our chaffing him, and thinks he is “so good.” Poor little girl! no doubt being Mrs M. would seem a very enviable prospect. Like

coverage:New York, New York, Church Street

Rights: NoC-US

Place: United States
New York

Dates: 1859-12-28

Type(s): Diary
Page

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

Subjects: Diaries
Women
Boardinghouses
19th century
Courtship
Working class women

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