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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 12, page 235, May 30-31, 1860

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Identifier: DX03007997

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 12, page 235, May 30-31, 1860

Description: Regarding James Morris leaving his boarding house.

Transcription:

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[James] Morris explains.

and Burger. Griswold and Miss Susan Woodworth [Woodward], or “Susie,” as she delights to call herself, were together looking over a book, [Peter] Cutler alone on the sofa. Cahill [Frank] Cahill told me, subsequently, that after quitting me he’d wandered about taking drinks, finally visiting the “Optimus,” where, disparaging Lipscomb’s brandy, that ex-guardsman had insisted on his trying every variety of eau de vie he had in the house! However Cahill says he wasn’t drunk, and certainly he didn’t look anything but miserable, when in the parlor.

When I was undressing for bed, [Amos] Bowman came in and wanted to know what had become of Morris!

31. Thursday. Writing “Momus” work. Morris up about 12, explaining his departure, after effecting which he had looked in at 745 [Broadway], “thinking some of the young ladies might like to accompany him to the opera,” and finding Matty [Edwards] and Jack [Edwards] going to the Gymnasium, joined them. He proposes “to bore me” with certain of his old lady patrons writings “for the benefit of my suggestions,” and says she intends going into the country in a month or so, taking him with her. A sort of literary being taken in keeping. Down town by 3 1/2, to “Momus” Office, [Henry] Addey exulting over his

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
Drinking of alcoholic beverages
Authors
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