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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 12, page 156, April 13-14, 1860

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Identifier: DX02940144

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 12, page 156, April 13-14, 1860

Description: Mentions visits to the the Edwards and the Wall families.

Transcription:

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“Ada Clare.” 745 [Broadway]. The Walls.

much indignation at. He [Edmund Stedeman] mentioned them [Pfaff crowd] only too favorably, to my thinking, conceding power of repartee and conversation to [Henry] Clapp who is only more dogmatic than he is shallow. I learn that “Ada Clare’s” child was fathered by [Louis] Gottschalk’s brother; both the men had a liason with her. She is originally Southern; has money. [Frank] Cahill has never got the money he was to have obtained from [Arthur] Ledger’s agent, for his (Cahill’s) detective doings. Can’t get sight of the man.

14. Saturday. Writing & Chores. At 12 to Edwards’ to get theatre-ticket left last night. Sent up message and all the girls [Sally, Matty, and Eliza Edwards] came down one after another, Miss Anne [Edwards] with them part of the time. Half an hour’s pleasant chatter paid me for my call: how nice the girls did look and how jolly they were! Back; writing. Down-town by 5, meeting [Jesse] Haney by the way and anon the Walls. Selina [Wall] got up gorgeous with a foot of rich silk trailing behind her, little Wall, homely-looking but good-humored. To “Courier” Office &c. Evening, Haney up, anon Hayes the engraver and Rondel. These, with [Frank] Cahill, [N.G.] Shepherd, [James] Morris and [George] Boweryem constituted a snug little party in my attic and we all got to telling stories and singing songs

coverage:New York, New York, Church Street

Rights: NoC-US

Place: United States
New York

Dates: 1860-04-13

Type(s): Diary
Page

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

Subjects: Bohemians (New York artistic and literary movement)
Detectives
Diaries
Boardinghouses
19th century

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