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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 10, page 184, April 15, 1859

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Identifier: DX03349867

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 10, page 184, April 15, 1859

Description: Regarding his landlady Catharine Potter hunting for a new boarding house.


Joined by [John] Mc Lenan. The gout has kept him abed for six weeks or more, up among, the Cattskills. He talked of it. Thad Glover came in — very drunk. Left them, and uptown-wards. Went to 12th street after tea, found that [Henry] Hitchings had started for his western journey at 6 this afternoon. Good fortune go with him — I'm sorry to lose the fellow. To Edwards, talking with two of the girls [Eliza and Matty Edwards] till [Jesse] Haney came in with Sally [Edwards], from the Academy picture exhibition. Stayed till 11. On my way to [Oliver] Hillards, I looked in and saw Selina Jewell, or rather Mrs Maltravers. Both of which names she is about to merge into a third, that of Wall, in June. I met her walking in Broadway with its owner some days ago. A short, homely-looking, smug young man! she knew him before her marriage. They have got Mrs [Cornelia] Sexton and the baby in the house, now. Nothing from Boston. Mrs [Catharine] Potter house-hunting, day by day, some of the women doing the like. There will be a general scattering of folks at the end of this month. Pleasant little Mrs Eldredge, husband and family think of taking apartments: Mrs Patten the like. Her boy George is here, improved in manners. Plenty of young ones in the house. The King children are not anyway as good as they look; the Eldest shut his mother in a closet and tells her she's a d____d fool. A boy of perhaps 8 — and like most Jewish children, handsome. Which mother is silly woman who utters extreme inanity when she does

Rights: NoC-US

Place: United States
New York

Dates: 1859-04-15

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Boardinghouses
19th century
Catskill Mountains (N.Y.)


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