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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 13, page 226, September 10, 1860

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Identifier: DX02806763

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 13, page 226, September 10, 1860

Description: Mentions that Lotty is angry at him and describes an incident involving Fitz James O'Brien.



Lotty [Kidder] “mad” at me. [Fitz James] O’Brien drunk.

young Englishman of the too-civil by half order, who knew Lotty at 14th street, and who boards here just now. We have a great many new faces, and some old ones have disappeared. Honest Miss [Cecilia] Trainque leaves to-day. Lotty told [George] Boweryem she was “mad at me” — because I didn’t espouse her cause against Kinnie! She may let her madness develop itself in foaming at the mouth before I play bully to her queenship. I don’t care further for her acquaintance; shall probably hear as much as I want, without the bother of it, from Boweryem. He’ll go.

Another O’Brienism. He sold a poem to the Harper’s last week and immediately gave a dinner on the proceeds, turning up on Friday night or rather Saturday morning in [N.G.] Shepherd’s room, when he must needs have “Daisy” out to supper. Subsequently he bought large quantities of fruit and lay in wait in the street, during the row, chill day-down, for an early milkman, to get Shepherd’s ewer filled, that he might compound milk-punch. This he only succeeded in doing after divers failures, in consequence of his curdling the milk by squeezing lemons into it. Finally he went to sleep on the sofa and there lay till noon. Our landlady [Susan Boley] complains that the chambermaid can’t get into the room to make the

coverage:New York, New York, Church Street

Rights: NoC-US

Place: United States
New York

Dates: 1860-09-10

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Boardinghouses
19th century
Bohemians (New York artistic and literary movement)
Household employees


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