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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 13, page 168, August 18, 1860

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Identifier: DX02763486

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 13, page 168, August 18, 1860

Description: Regarding Lotty Kidder's behavior with Mr. Brentnall and Mr. Hill at Gunn's boarding house.



Brentnoll and Hill.

[surrepti]tiously and hurriedly packed up their [Lotty Kidder and Julia Martin’s] baggage paid Mrs. [Susan] Boley and decamped to a Beach Street boarding-house, taking the Englishmen with them. [George] Boweryem visited the house once, finding Hill in Miss Martin’s room. Since then it is understood that the quartette has moved to Fordham. The Britons neglect their business, don’t appear at the shop for days together. Brentnoll is a coarse-looking fellow, said to be educated; he sang blatantly at the piano, loafed about on the sofas in the parlor during daytime and offended the women by demi-rude speeches. Hill seemed slow and respectable. Of course the women have the worst suspicions of the intimacy, though Mrs Boley says she don’t know of any visits to one another’s rooms, that it may be only wilfulness and folly. Anyway an edifying episode. The proposed trip to the Phalanx with Boweryem didn’t come off, at which he may congratulate himself, for these two women would certainly have done something to get him in disgrace with Mary Buckley, to whom he says he is engaged to be married, or next to it. Out in the afternoon, down town. Met [Charles] Welden and anon [A.F.] Banks. A rain-storm drove the latter and myself into a lager-bier place, where Banks talked for an hour, among other things giving me particulars of a row he had, at Pfaff’s,

coverage:New York, New York, Church Street

Rights: NoC-US

Place: United States
New York

Dates: 1860-08-18

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Boardinghouses
19th century


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