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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 9, page 48, January 1-3, 1858

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Identifier: DX03441320

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 9, page 48, January 1-3, 1858

Description: Mentions visits made to the Partons, the Thomsons, and the Edwards families on New Year's Day.


January, 1858.


1. Friday. With [Frank] Cahill and [Jesse] Haney to Brooklyn, the day mild and sunny; dropping in on the Major by the way. At "Doesticks." Routed [Mortimer] Thomson out of his snuggery and carried him and Ed. Wells, his friend and fellow resident, with us to [James] Partons. Found the girls [Grace and Ellen Eldredge] in gorgeous array and everybody in good-humor; Parton having just recovered from a mild "pizening" from putting red-wafers into his mouth. There for a couple of hours or so, then all back to Thomson's to dinner. At 4 or so, all to New York and to the Edwards. Thomson only made a call, I left at 9, and the rest stayed till midnight; Wells returning with [Jesse] Haney to our boarding house, for the night.

2. Saturday. "Jerrolding" & working promiscuously, but busily. Down town in the afternoon, meeting Frank Leslie (with his hair smelling unpleasantly as usual.) Didn’t get paid my $10 — and didn't expect to. I hear Miss Nina Brooks is in New York, staying with her uncle, in the Fifth Avenue. Mrs [Catharine] Potter talks of telling Cahill to go: he owes her for eighteen weeks board. Says she "shall have to speak to him on Monday."

3. Sunday. A morning's walk to the Battery and thereabouts. Afternoon, reading. At night went to visit Mrs [Elizabeth] Gouverneur, at a fashionable boarding-house in 14th Street. (When she was here, last time, she came up-stairs to my

Rights: NoC-US

Place: United States
New York

Dates: 1858-01-01

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Boardinghouses
19th century
New Year


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