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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 10, page 203, April 27-28, 1859

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Identifier: DX03358055

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 10, page 203, April 27-28, 1859

Description: Regarding Catharine Potter's furniture in his boarding house being auctioned off before she has to leave the house at 132 Bleecker St. to new landlady, Susan Boley.

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the Eldredge’s took no part in it. Mrs [Elizabeth] Gouverneur was out of the room, or she might have been counted in. Methinks if my fellow creatures had been turned into monkeys, I couldn’t have found more degradation in the spectacle. Drawing, badly being out of sort for lack of money, all the morning. Down town in the afternoon, till 7 or later. Returned, quite tired out and soon to bed. The Pattens have moved, the Eldredges are accomplishing it. Met [James] Parton with [Jesse] Haney in Broadway in the afternoon.

28. Thursday. Drawing and chores all the forenoon. Auctioneer and his man round, numbering furniture, for tomorrow’s sale, Mrs [Catharine] Potter with them. The woman really stands it bravely. Rawson [Gill] about as usual. All the families remaining in a general state of unsettlement, Mrs Potter having secured no house, her occupation of the present one terminating on Monday. She indefinite as to whether she will take a house, or give herself a holiday during the dead summer season. Wherefore the boarders don’t know but that they may become suddenly homeless. Over the breakfast-table Miss Pierson talking of her intention of applying to the new landlady about retaining her attic, offers to do the same for me. Anna Bradbury being present cuts up-stairs to her mother and together they sally out to Mrs [Susan] Bowley (that’s the new landlady’s name) whom the Mamma informs that she and family won’t stop if the poor old maid does. Mrs Bowley,

Rights: NoC-US

Place: United States
New York

Dates: 1859-04-27

Type(s): Diary
Page

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

Subjects: Boardinghouses
19th century
Diaries
Auctions
Furniture
Artists
Moving, Household

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