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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 11, page 57, July 13-16, 1859

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Identifier: DX03053922

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 11, page 57, July 13-16, 1859

Description: Regarding a story about N.P. Willis told by Mr. Rosenberg.


clear to me" said Rosenberg (he uses the word damned with a sort of frank emphasis, characteristic I fancy of the club house swells of the last generation) "that he [N.P. Willis] wanted a devilish good commission." Young [John A.] Wood who knows both the Willis'ses and Morris (the "General") rather laughed at this, but admitted that the first time he had dined with N. P. that worthy brother of Fanny [Fern]'s had suggested his marriage to a widow resident in the neighborhood, worth so many thousands. Wood got an omnibus and rode up-town. I and Rosenberg walked, severally, all vehicles being crowded. Got thoroughly wet, being clad in white, found my room in similar condition, the Biddy having tumbled over a chance to chatter on her way upstairs to close windows.

14. Thursday. Down town, returning by omnibus to work on the Pic drawings. Mr and Mrs Wall moved in to-day. Called on Dixon at night to get "Scalpels."

15. Friday. Drawings, and finished editorial began last night, taking both down town in the afternoon. Evening, drawing. Selina [Wall] and her husband off to Palace Garden, wanted me to accompany them. He seems a good-humored fellow, very fond of her. Is salesman in a wholesale clothing establishment.

16. Saturday. Drawing. Down town in waterproof wrappings, the day weeping persistently and drenchingly. Got $10 at Century Office; $6 at Pic.

Rights: NoC-US

Place: United States
New York

Dates: 1859-07-13

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Boardinghouses
19th century
Household employees


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