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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 10, page 169, March 29-April 5, 1859

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Identifier: DX03337603

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 10, page 169, March 29-April 5, 1859

Description: Mentions meeting C.W. Warren and talking about his wife, a singer.

Transcription:

[Frank Cahill magnani]mously paid me 25 cents, borrowed to get a breakfast, ten months ago. Encountered in the street a Mr C. W. Warren, with whom I once boarded on Leonard Street. He was then superintending a lady's musical education, which lady occupied the attic next to mine and used to practice vocalization of mornings. Warren designed taking her to Italy with the intention of making her an "American Jenny Lind." He has effected the former enterprise, also marrying her. She is now studying music, in Paris, he printing and Stereotyping music in New York. I recollect her voice as a fine one.

[B.G.] Stone, ex-picturesque Anachonism, has been in this city. I have not seen him. In a letter I had from Alf Waud some months ago he mentioned the only good thing of Stone's getting off I ever heard of. It was to the effect that every fresh occurrence in his life confirmed him in the opinion that his parents had committed in a lamentable mistake in not letting him die of the measles or save such infantile malady. Frank Wood and [A.F.] Banks talking at Howell's, one night, of Frank Leslie's being "after" some married woman, whom [Charles Bailey] Seymour is cicisbeo to — ugly woman too.) Women are F.L.'s "peculiar weakness.") In this Bleecker St, close to Broadway, there is now a small cellar-restaurant and oyster saloon, outside of which divers placards invite the visits of the public to witness "Dexter's Dancing Hats" &c. I have been

Rights: NoC-US

Place: United States
New York

Dates: 1859-04-05

Type(s): Diary
Page

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

Subjects: Diaries
Music
Boardinghouses
19th century
Restaurants

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