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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 10, page 210, April 29, 1859

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Identifier: DX03363793

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 10, page 210, April 29, 1859

Description: Regarding his plans to stay in his boarding house with the new landlady, Susan Boley, at least temporarily, rather than go with Catharine Potter to a new house.


all dependent on her [Catharine Potter’s] movements. Old Miss Sturgis, from the basement (who has shown herself a disgustingly selfish old cat) greatly exercised as to what is to become of her. (She wouldn’t go with Mrs P to a formerly-intended house, because she couldn’t have her pet basement.) Up in my room, smoking with [Jesse] Haney, Gladdy [Gouverneur] present. Room dismanted, horribly dusty. To bed, sans sheets, in Haney’s iron bed-stead by 11 or so. While we were at supper [William] Leslie came in, and was “so cross” as Mrs Potter expressed it, that you would have supposed he believed the sale got up for his own special annoyance. He got a bed at his sisters, or the Smithsman. Haney did the latter. Gladdy camped in Leslie’s room, making an entrance through the window, the door being locked, the key not forthcoming. Mrs [Elizabeth] Gouverneur & Miss [Lucia] Cooper didn’t go to Philadelphia, the former “altering her mind” on the subject. She now proposes migration with Mrs Potter who declares now the sale is over, she will have a house. I become the property of the new landlady [Susan Boley] — temporarily. Packing up and toting down books would take a day at least, besides I’ve got a notion of going off to Canada perhaps for the whole summer, there to perfect Phonography and write story; when I can quit this house paying no half-board during the interim, and returning to Mrs Potter. I like the woman better than I shall any new landlady. And I want to live with Haney. He is the only American I can thoroughly

Rights: NoC-US

Place: United States
New York

Dates: 1859-04-29

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Boardinghouses
19th century


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