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Identifier: DX03483752

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 9, page 99, March 11-14, 1858

Description: Regarding a talk with Catharine Potter about the situation surrounding Mrs. Brooks and her daughter, Nina, applying for a spot in the boarding house at 132 Bleecker St.

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little wife [Anna Thomson] had cried for an hour about it on his [Mortimer Thomson’s] shoulder. Thomson says he has but a confused recollection of [Jesse] Haney’s informing him how matters stood and he, certainly, wouldn’t have permitted the intimacy if he hadn’t thought Mrs Allie “Eytinge” wasn’t what she assumed to be. She suggested it, in Sol [Eytinge]’s absence. He “always detested that style of woman,” but his wife was friendly to her, living so near together. Of course he’s going to stop further intercourse. Good for Doesticks! I’m glad to think he’s all right, for his own, as for innocent little “Chips” sake.

12. Friday. Round to [Frank] Bellew’s with two drawings on wood, gratis, for the Pic. Writing all the rest of the day. Article for Frank Leslie’s. Bed by 1. Pounden (Frank) called at supper.

13. Saturday. To Harpers with notions. 8 to do. To Frank Leslie’s, Pic Office, Post Office. Met Moore, of the Times, and [John] Ware the Bostonian, also [Robert] Gun, Bellew’s man. Phonography at night. Saw [Henry] Clapp in Broadway with a woman — probably Lola [Montez].

14 Sunday. Talking with Mrs P. [Catharine Potter] about the Brooks’application for board, it appears that at her solicitation Mrs Church has written a note to Pierce (Mrs [Maria] Brooks’ son and Nina [Brooks]’s half brother) telling him, delicately, Mrs P’s fix — and that one of her boarders would quit in the event of the two ladies reappearing at the house. Pierce assumed ignorance of the affair, altogether, but betrayed himself by an allusion to [William] Leslie, adding that “young people should be left to manage their own affairs.” He’s been up to snuff throughout. A portly, red faced, white-haired, very good-natured sort of man folks didn’t suspect him of complicity. Yet when Mrs P. hinted Leslie’s Philadelphia penchant [Bella Farr], he dropped a word and indicative that he thought his affections committed in another quarter. And, once, on New Years’ day he came into the parlor, where Leslie was sitting, and

Rights: NoC-US

Place: United States
New York

Dates: 1858-03-11

Type(s): Diary
Page

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

Subjects: Boardinghouses
19th century
Diaries
Women
Artists

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