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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 11, page 198, December 28-30, 1859

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Identifier: DX03126230

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 11, page 198, December 28-30, 1859

Description: Speculates about Sarah Maguire's ideas about marriage.



nearly all women she [Sarah Maguire] aspires to something beyond her own intellect in a husband and has sense enough to notice his [James Morris’] superiority over the “clerks” in stores and the like forming the staple of young men in boarding-houses. Marry! Morris — like most of us! — would like the homage well enough but for the rest, he’d never think of such a thing. Little girl would like to be rich, then “she’d be perfectly happy and do nothing!” Isn’t over industrious and sews on shirt-buttons negligently. We are very good friends together, though she never knows whether I’m serious or making fun of her.

29. Thursday. Writing, hard. Snow out o’doors, falling fast at night, everything looking very wintry. Out for an hour in the evening. A group around the stove in our bar parlor, late Miss Clarke’s room, smoking and sipping whiskey and water. Bob Gun hasn’t stirred out during the two last days, has suffered a good deal from recent excesses. One night he aroused [Frank] Cahill, abed, with the information that he had a touch of Delirium Tremens, seeing snakes round his legs &c. He has been doctoring himself, is keeping quiet now.

30. Friday. Down town, to Courier Office & Pic at 1. In doors the rest of the day and night.

coverage:New York, New York, Church Street

Rights: NoC-US

Place: United States
New York

Dates: 1859-12-28

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Boardinghouses
19th century
Drinking of alcoholic beverages


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