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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 10, page 211, April 29-30, 1859

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Identifier: DX03364613

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 10, page 211, April 29-30, 1859

Description: Regarding Catharine Potter's search for a new boarding house.


like and respect and believe in. This day, coming up-town, I met that very English Englishman who used to write on the European. Said he lived at White Plains and talked of Appleton’s Encyclopaedia, to which he is a contributor.

30. Saturday. Washing under difficulties as usual, breakfast, then drawing in dusty room till 2. The King’s boys up and sometimes Anna Bradbury — A nasty style of man attendant on the sale was making unpleasant love to the girl on the staircase. Down town to Pic Office with big drawing. Met Mrs Patten, smartly dressed and praising her new boarding-house. Returned up town with Bob Gun, left him; to house. Expectation of Mrs [Catharine] Potter’s taking a house this evening. Miss [Lucia] Cooper has being rushing about all day in pursuit of landlords &c. One objected to Mrs [Elizabeth] Gouverneur as security; this was Furness, father of “Babie” of infamous notoriety. (Father a scrape-farthing, son of a black-guard and prodigal.) Mrs P. had mentioned her late land-lord’s name, which I suppose set Furness inquiring as to the circumstances attending her exit. Off up-town, to 37th St. Mrs Neff and husband left New York on Tuesday or Wednesday. Got a letter from little Rosa Bolton, in which she speaks of her sister’s engagement with George Gardiner, Sarah Ann having in little Rosa’s words reached that age when women pray for husbands with “Any, Lord! any!” Returning looked in at Howells. John Wood & a friend of

Rights: NoC-US

Place: United States
New York

Dates: 1859-04-29

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Furnaces
19th century


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