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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 11, page 68, July 24-26, 1859

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Identifier: DX03062523

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 11, page 68, July 24-26, 1859

Description: Regarding Mrs. Rich, who ran a nearby boarding house.


company only set my heart aching for happiness which I see no chance of my possessing for many a long day yet. [Jesse] Haney said he wouldn't go, last Sunday. Unless he knows what he goes for he'll pay for it, by a heart ache.

Only a year or two ago, these girls [Sally, Matty, and Eliza Edwards] were children. How strange that they should affect us thus! Not at all strange, either. I met [Frank] Cahill posting down the 5th Avenue, before going to Edwards'. He had been duplicating his dinner at Mort Thomson's, and came to the resolution that "he would be an Actor."

25. Monday. In doors till evening, then to Hillard's, finding Oliver at his brother [Frank]'s residence; there till near eleven. At 16th street on my way; Haney just left with somebody, I suppose [Edward] Wells.

26. Tuesday. Writing letter to my mother [Naomi Butler Gunn]. Out. Cahill came in the afternoon. An in-doors evening. [James] Morris called; he, with [Bob] Gun in my room awhile. Mrs [Celina] Jewell visiting her daughter [Celina Wall]. Some part of the evening in the room of Dr Kinne, who has kept his bed for the last four days. Leblond there, also a Mrs Rich, a widow who keeps a boarding-house over the way. The woman one of the fast, vulgar sort, her chatter of an exaggerated, approbatively self-willed character, turning chiefly on her readiness to shoot shoot men under certain provocation! which she evidently considered a proof of fine spirit, if not fine ladyism.

Rights: NoC-US

Place: United States
New York

Dates: 1859-07-24

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Boardinghouses
19th century


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