Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Eleven: page seventy

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Identifier: DX03064088

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 11, page 70, July 26-27, 1859

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

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This spoken before three men, by the wife of one of them! And neither of these women but believe themselves to be Ladies, of perhaps rather superior clay than ordinary. The Rich, it appeared, knew me well enough by sight and by name — said that one of her lady boarders, now in St Louis had made a drawing of me. The woman turned a compliment on it; asked me to come and see her. I think I'll go —— matter for spleen there!

27. Wednesday. Writing, etc., then to Mercantile Library, thence by car down town. Found [Thomas] Mc Elrath at the Century Office who told me of his secession from the paper. Saw Gibbons the editor and had a talk with him. Hither and thither, anon up town; blazing hot day. [Frank] Cahill up in the evening: talk. "Widow" Rich's brag of yesternight was, it seems, based on some foundation; she had attempted to stab her husband only being withheld from it by a timely arrival. Said husband has not unnaturally deserted her. The woman possesses a doubtful reputation generally. Talk of Sol Eytinge, of Allie [Vernon], Josey [Winship] and [Jesse] Haney, with filling-up items and details. Cahill, I find, suspects the nature of the intimacy between Haney and Allie; asserts indeed that Haney’s leaving [132] Bleecker Street for a Broadway lodging (over Madame Malberbe’s) was in order to prevent his nocturnal absences being known to [William] Levison. Probable. Josey

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Rights: Public Domain (no known copyright)

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Dates: 1859

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

Subjects: Diaries
Women

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