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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 10, page 182, April 13-14, 1859

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Identifier: DX03348230

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 10, page 182, April 13-14, 1859

Description: Regarding Elizabeth Gouverneur's dropped plans to go to Cold Spring because she did not want to leave Lucia Cooper behind.


other day. The little girl [Nina Brooks] looked well, smiled and wore curls, nor her wont.

14. Thursday. A disgustingly wet day, wind blowing down stove pipe and grate filling room with the odor of sulphur and sometimes covering paper, table & writer with dust. Writing letter to Hannah [Bennett], and miscellaneous chores. Mrs [Elizabeth] Gouverneur having, with her tail of attendants, returned from Savannah in apparently perfect health, after staying in this house for a few days, set off on Tuesday afternoon for Cold Spring, her residence, taking with her, Gladdy [Gouverneur] and the old woman, Mrs Cooper. The daughter of the latter, Lucia [Cooper], wouldn’t go, having been pretty nearly used up by Mrs G. on the sea-voyage. Well, when the party had got safely housed after their fifty miles of railroad journey and nine of carriage — brought by brother-in-law — what does our widow do next morning? Discovers that she can't exist without Lucia. So the whole party, increased by little minx May [Gouverneur], all bowl back to the city and [132] Bleecker Street again. And here she is, rampant as ever! The poor old woman, nearly eighty, got a bad cold, and is nearly dead beat. I find that the two persons who are most influential in this house are firstly Mrs Gouverneur, secondly [William] Leslie. Mrs Pot [Catharine Potter] knows the first thoroughly, has had experience of her falsity, flightiness, meanness and infernal selfishness YET she knows the woman has money and ——— It’s the same all round. Miss Cooper complains of

Rights: NoC-US

Place: United States
New York

Dates: 1859-04-13

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Boardinghouses
19th century


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