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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.


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

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

Subjects: Boardinghouses
19th century
Moving, Household


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