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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 9, page 242, October 30-November 4, 1858

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Identifier: DX03605813

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 9, page 242, October 30-November 4, 1858

Description: Mentions a leak in his boarding house roof, and attending a lecture by Bayard Taylor on Moscow.


[considera]tion of the West Point cadet and probable matrimony.

31. Sunday. A lovely day, warm, soft and sunny, presenting a cheering contrast to the two preceding ones. Wanted a good walk, so crossed to Williamsburg and explored Davis's residence. He out for the day, so struck down Myrtle avenue and to [James] Partons. "Fanny [Fern]" down with one of her headaches, but rallied by taking a walk in the afternoon. Ulric at tea, subsequent to which the Thomsons — all of them [Mortimer, Sophy, and Anna Thomson] — came, with Ed. Wells. Escorted them back to their domicile — all of us — at 10, then returned and to bed.



1. Monday. Returned to New York, seeing [Frank] Pounden by the way. Writing letter to Hannah [Bennett] &c. To Bayard Taylor's lecture in the evening with [Jesse] Haney and Sally Edwards. Crowd filled the lecture room at Clinton Hall — had to adjourn to Cooper Institute. Subject "Moscow."

2. Tuesday. Drawing &c.

3. Wednesday. Down town. Met Mrs [Celina] Jewell — her family live in this street [Bleecker St.] now, next block. [Frank] Pounden at supper, subsequently in [William] Leslie's room. Rain came through my attic ceiling, through a hole knocked into roof by a fallen chimney-port, which smashed t’other night. All night drip-drip, dripping — saturated carpet, some of my clothes & bed!

4. Thursday. Rain continued. In Haney's room, mostly devoting myself to dog — an acquisition of Haney's. Black & tan ter-rier.

Rights: NoC-US

Place: United States
New York

Dates: 1858-10-30

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Boardinghouses
19th century
Lectures and lecturing


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