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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 10, page 73, January 10, 1859

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Identifier: DX03259646

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 10, page 73, January 10, 1859

Description: Regarding Elizabeth Gouverneur's return to Catharine Potter's boarding house.

Transcription:

[Jesse] Haney over at Oxford St, yesterday. Jim [Parton]'s off for his southern journey, apropos of Jackson localities. Fanny [Fern]'s been using poor "Chip's" [Anna Thomson's] death in this weeks Ledger. I don't admire that sort of thing. Allie Vernon "improved the occasion" too, by some poetical piddling in the Saturday press. American! Mrs [Elizabeth] Gouverneur's in this house again, a little indisposed and horribly apprehenhensive that she's going to die, exacting all sorts of things from people. She turned the old woman, Mrs Cooper out of her room on her advent, took possession of it, went to bed and kept the old body and Mrs [Catharine] Potter up to 11 or 12, before she could be dislodged. She hasn't shown at table yet, is horribly funky and, Mrs P' says, looks ten years older. May appears at table and demands half warm mutton chops at tea in her usual delightfully childish manner. I've had an explanation with Mrs Potter touching the "money" hunt. Says she meant nothing. All Right. It gave me a wretched three days, though. We have new boarders, one a widow, youngish, looks common — t'other her sister (temporary.) Did I put down that Miss [Lucia] Cooper has been here for the last three weeks or more? that old Mr Eldredge is in New York on a visit. He's going to throw up farm; with his wife, he can't live without little Jenny [Eldredge]. No news of Mrs Church. Writing till midnight, with intervals of "Illustrated News" — Oh me! how old-Englandish do the Christmas pictures made me feel.

Rights: NoC-US

Place: United States
New York

Dates: 1859-01-10

Type(s): Diary
Page

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

Subjects: Authors
Death
Women authors
Boardinghouses
19th century
Diaries
Women

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