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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 10, page 213, May 2, 1859

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Identifier: DX03366254

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 10, page 213, May 2, 1859

Description: Mentions a visit to Mr. Ames and reminisces about a party he attended at Henry Clapp's.


out, with all the malice of a thoroughly low woman. Didn’t say a word to her [Mrs. Bradbury]. Up stairs, doing chores. Room quite dismantled. I had been sitting writing at my table, in the dust for an hour or so when [William] Leslie came up. He was on his way to the 16th St house, to choose a room. Mrs [Catharine] Potter up subsequently, said she “felt bad” about leaving me behind. So do I, but t’won’t be for long. It’s now about 1 o’clock P. M. I’ve been scoring up the last eight pages, partly in my own old attic, partly in [Jesse] Haney’s, which has just been scribbled out for my temporary accommodation, at the new landlady [Susan Boley]’s behests. Wrote a letter to George Bolton; went down town, sent off parcel to him. (By to-days paper I see that the man of whom he purchased his farm has been condemned to be hanged for the murder of the mailman.) To a Mr Ames who has patented divers life-preserving garments, one of which I remember as the invention of a Mr Delano, the queer man whom I saw at [Henry] Clapp’s on our first visit to him. Clapp & [Fitz James] O’ Brien had him in as a butt, though he appeared to infinitely greater and advantage than they did. It was on this occasion I believe that I became antagonistic to the ugly little Free Lover. O’B had proposed his health in an inflated speech, and I fearing what subsequently happened, that speechmaking would set in for the evening, that we should all alternately be playing pumps or buckets — fearing this, I, in drinking Clapp’s health adding to it the hope

Rights: NoC-US

Place: United States
New York

Dates: 1859-05-02

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Boardinghouses
19th century
Moving, Household


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