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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 10, page 246, May 27-28, 1859

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Identifier: DX03393380

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 10, page 246, May 27-28, 1859

Description: Regarding William Leslie's efforts to find furniture to furnish Catharine Potter's new boarding house.

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of furniture he [William Leslie] has purchased. A bedstead of rosewood he sent back, it having been scratched and chipped by the careless carman. By agreement with Mrs P. [Catharine Potter] he finds furniture, on condition that she supplies a handsome carpet. Of course when the carpet appeared, it by no means came up to his ideas of richness and approbativeness, so the Scottish plutocrat was exceedingly indignant and pompous therat, which yesternight provoked [Jesse] Haney into burlesquing his demands and behaviour. Haney came in while I was with Leslie. I heard that the debate was continued over the supper table. Little Kendall came. Went to 22nd St, in the endeavor to find [Oliver] Hillard's new residence, couldn't; left a note for him at the 6th Av. Gymnasium where some half dozen fellows were perspiringly exercising. Lightning lashes and a storm brewing overhead. Rejoined Haney at Edwards'. He, Jack [Edwards], a Mr Eaton and the girls [Sally, Matty, and Eliza Edwards] present, a pleasant evening. To [132] Bleecker St by 11 through a heavy rain storm.

28. Saturday [Phonography] et cetera. To Pic Office in the afternoon; subsequently with [Bob] Gun to Crook and Duff's, where were [Frank] Bellew, [Frank] [Thad] Cahill, Glover and Brandt. Bellew looked hot and soggy, was indeed unobtrusively drunk and spake of his having been very lazy during his Tarrytown sojourn, pronouncing it dull. Cahill too was drunk, not demonstratively conspicuous in it though. He and Glover talked of

Rights: NoC-US

Place: United States
New York

Dates: 1859-05-27

Type(s): Diary
Page

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

Subjects: Furniture
Bohemians (New York artistic and literary movement)
Drinking of alcoholic beverages
Boardinghouses
19th century
Diaries

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