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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 9, page 69, February 8-15, 1858

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Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 9, page 69, February 8-15, 1858

Description: Describes stories about Lola Montez told by Henry Clapp.


trouble of dressing her [Lola Montez's] hair, which is, really, very good, she on one occasion before lecturing, clapped on a wig. Dressing once, while he [Henry Clapp, Jr.] sat talking to her in an ajoining room, she put out her head (in order to see if he were attentive) her face covered with soap suds and cigar in mouth! She smokes incessantly, making her own cigars. Being remonstrated with on the former indulgence by a railroad conductor, (Lola has got into innumerable rows from persistence in smoking in the cars) she put the comether over him by asking "Ye're from Oireland?" and describing herself as "a little girl from the auld counthry!" A Mr [John] Ware called on me, this afternoon, having been preceded by an introductory letter from [Charles] Damoreau. A Bostonian.

9. Tuesday. Out early. Abortive drawing. Called at Jewell's in the evening.

10. Wednesday. Bradys. Down town. Saw [Frank] Pounden. Ware up at evening.

[11. Thursday through 12. Friday] Down town, each day, once. Nervous horrors of incapacity over drawing.

13. Saturday. Indoors all the miserable day. Did drawings, against desperately finishing them.

14. Sunday. With [Jesse] Haney, through a snow storm, to Brooklyn, he to [James] Parton's, I to [Frank] Pounden's. His wife up, for the first time since her sickness. The child being fetched in fron the Barrs (neighbours) at first it didn't recognize its mother, which affected her very much, and was painful to look on. She wouldn't let it go away any more. I stayed all night.

15. Monday. Cleaning snow off sidewalk &c; then to New York with Pounden. Snow everywhere. At night with [Frank] Cahill

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1858-02-08

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Railroads
Bohemians (New York artistic and literary movement)


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