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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 12, page 234, May 30, 1860

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Identifier: DX03007221

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 12, page 234, May 30, 1860

Description: Regarding James Morris leaving his boarding house.

Transcription:

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At 745 [Broadway]. [James] Morris clears out.

[determi]nation. Wherefore he [Frank Cahill] was out-of-sorts and dolorous with hurt vanity. We drank together and I parted with him at 745. Half an hour with pater and materfamilias [George and Sarah Edwards] in the work-room, where the latter was diligent as usual; then the girls [Sally, Matty, and Eliza Edwards], [Jesse] Haney and Jack [Edwards] came home from Ottignon’s Gymnasium, where they had been witnessing the exhibition, at [Charles] Honeywell’s invitation. And with them came — Morris. Now Morris had cleared out from our house, rather unexpectedly, this afternoon, without further intimation of it than that vouchsafed last week. Mrs. [Susan] Boley told myself and Cahill of it, over the supper-table, and sure enough I found cupboard empty and trunk gone on ascending to my old attic-room. Morris said he’d heard of the Gymnasium performance, and “thought he’d ring in.” When I spake of his hegira he said something about people getting on better without him. The girls sang and Morris sang. Matty looked pretty, rosy and saucy with untied bonnet strings. Sally admitted the performance was “rather slow.” Broke up about 11. On getting back to the house, found folks in the parlor. Cahill silent in and arm-chair at a distance from Lizzie [Woodward], who sat at table with the [Cecilia] Trainque (who came home last Sunday) h Phillips,

coverage:New York, New York, Church Street

Rights: NoC-US

Place: United States
New York

Dates: 1860-05-30

Type(s): Diary
Page

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

Subjects: Diaries
Boardinghouses
19th century

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