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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 13, page 6, June 3, 1860

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Identifier: DX02668439

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 13, page 6, June 3, 1860

Description: Describes visiting George Boweryem's friends in New Jersey.


[George] Boweryem’s Coitville Friends.

who made broad jokes over the dinner-table about her childlessness, the husband having some china-ware business in New York, and two visitors, besides ourselves; a young man and his wife. Our host and hostess were very hospitable, we dined in the kitchen, in our shirt-sleeves, afterwards loafing pleasantly in the edge of the tall Palisades, which their garden abutted on, looking at the noble river and prospect. The man owned the house and grounds. Returned to Fort Lee by a woody road and visited [Thomas] Dunn English, whom we found in the bosom of his family. He showed us pictures, took a brief stroll with us, to point out historic localities and dismissed us by the 5 o’clock boat, which was heavily-freighted with passengers. Among them we found our Coitville hostess, Mrs. Brough, and her two guests. To New York pleasantly enough and supper. Loafed away most of the evening, partly on the leads in the rear of the house, where most of the boarders assembled. Talking to the two Woodworth [Lizzie and Susan Woodward] girls. Boweryem, Phillips, Miss [Cecilia] Trainque, the Ham, Kettle and Miss [Lyddy] Fagan there part of the time, though they generally seceded by 9 o’clock only the Woodworths, Boweryem and a male boarder whose name I don’t know remain-

Rights: NoC-US

Place: United States
New York

Dates: 1860-06-03

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Boardinghouses
19th century


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