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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 12, page 218, May 21, 1860

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Identifier: DX03001796

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 12, page 218, May 21, 1860

Description: Mentions that Mr. Kettle is engaged to Lyddy Fagan.



The Boarding House Parlor.

story is being put into print!” says John Bonner, who is talking, cigar in hand, with two men. I had heard of his eulogizing it to [Frank] Bellew, on Saturday. All right. To “Nicnax” office; saw [Frank] Cahill. Up-town. Putting room to rights and loafing the rest of the day. In the parlor during the dank, cold evening. The two Miss Woodworths’ [Lizzie and Susan Woodward], Mrs. Ham, Phillips, Jones, Cahill and [George] Boweryem present; also, in their accustomed corner, Kettle and Miss [Lyddy] Fagan. (They will get married in a week or so, reports Cahill, who got it secretly, from Bürger. The tall serjeant of the Seventh Regiment never bargained for this, at the outset. He commenced with a mere desire for an eligible flirtation, or something more equivocal. A good-looking fellow with no intellect in his face, shallow, vain, and good-humored, no more moral than if he had more wit; of course a reader of the “Herald” and a democrat.) We got to singing songs and kept it up till Griswold entered at about 11. Cahill confesses he was “getting a little spooney” about Miss Lizzie Woodworth, hence he didn’t frequent the parlor on Sunday. He “don’t want to make a fool of himself.” The girl ‘tends store, is red-haired, has a pleasant, though not a very

coverage:New York, New York, Church Street

Rights: NoC-US

Place: United States
New York

Dates: 1860-05-21

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Boardinghouses
19th century


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