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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 10, page 228, May 8-11, 1859

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Identifier: DX03378570

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 10, page 228, May 8-11, 1859

Description: Describes stories told by Mr. Bradbury about Catharine Potter.


women can't help being match-makers. I never knew a mother loving her daughters who, wasn't one. Bed by 11, tired.

9. Monday. Drawing, writing, chores &c. Down town in the afternoon to Ames, Post & Pic Offices. To W. Leslie's. Kendall came. All three walked up-town together, I leaving them at [132] Bleecker St. Old Bradbury volunteered some statements to me over the dinner-table, we being alone, apropos of the late dynasty. One that the Kings — man, wife, servant and three children, boys rising from 6 to 12, — paid but $18 per week, $3 a head for each person; the other that he, Bradbury, had advanced money to Mrs [Catharine] Potter, being sometimes $300 ahead. This is his statement.

10. Tuesday. In doors drawing on wood all the wet, cold, solitary day. Phonography awhile in the evening. Rather lonely.

11. Wednesday. Called at Houston Street & downtown with [George] Arnold. To Ames', Pic Office &c, uptown by dinner time. Day a drenching one, worse than yesterday, Chores. Lonely. There is a book advertised, as detailing the exploits of [Paul] Morphy, the "Chess Champion" in Europe, written by his "late secretary," little [Frederick] Edge, whose name has appeared in juxta-position with the celebrity during the last year or so. Edge got acquainted with Morphy, when reporting the proceedings of the Chess Club in this city, for the Herald. He lost his position on the paper by

Rights: NoC-US

Place: United States
New York

Dates: 1859-05-08

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Boardinghouses
19th century


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