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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 10, page 212, April 30-May 2, 1859

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Identifier: DX03365434

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 10, page 212, April 30-May 2, 1859

Description: Regarding Susan Boley taking over his boarding house and Catharine Potter leaving it.


his there. Joined them. Rosenberg came in presently, and, anon, they left. Got “Jenkins” talking of [Douglas] Jerrold and his Punch-ings at the flowers of literature in the Morning Post. Rosenberg says Jerrold only hit upon one article of his (R’s) writing, that he provoked Jerrold’s enmity by d__ning a play of J’s; and that subsequently they became excellent friends.


1. Sunday. Mrs P.’ [Catharine Potter] has taken a house in 16th street, near 37. Out with [Jesse] Haney, Jack Edwards and little Ned Nichols for a row on the Hudson. A very small boat, too. Haney and Jack pulled us over to Hoboken. Little Ned, who sat in my lap, rather frightened at first, wanted to be put ashore. A lovely, sunny day. Lager & pie, then returned to dinner at our boarding-house. Went to [E.H.] Chapin’s at night. Jack Edwards there. With him to his home, and there till 11. Haney stayed there.

2. Monday. Mrs [Catharine] Potter moving out, Mrs [Susan] Bowley moving in. Carts at door, people up-stairs, down-stairs and in my lady’s chambers. Had a little talk with my new landlady. Red-haired, has been to California. Being down stairs, filling pitcher in the bath-room was sallied out upon and addressed by Mrs Bradbury, whom I have scarcely ever spoken to. The woman wanted to make me a partisan in vilifying the people who were leaving. “The dirt! the trash!” she hissed

Rights: NoC-US

Place: United States
New York

Dates: 1859-04-30

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Boardinghouses
19th century
Moving, Household
Boats and boating


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