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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.

Transcription:

203

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
Page

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

Subjects: Boardinghouses
19th century
Diaries
Women

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