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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 13, page 20, June 13, 1860

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Identifier: DX02678674

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 13, page 20, June 13, 1860

Description: Describes a talk with Sarah Maguire about Arthur Ledger.


Miss [Sarah] Maguire’s confidences about [Arthur] Ledger.

Found out the house and saw all the folks except Mrs. B. Talking with Miss Maguire about folks and especially Ledger, gleaning some suggestive items about him. She knows his vocation, which he half or wholly imparted to her, during his frequent visits. His last one was marked by his presenting himself with a heavy package, or bundle, on the great weight of which she commented, inquiring why he didn’t get a boy to carry it and idly wishing its contents were gold, for his sake. This really proved to be the case; he having the weakness or vanity to exhibit the piles of English sovereigns therein to her. Doubtless this was the money taken from the English criminal spoken of by [Frank] Cahill, which probably necessitated Ledger’s sudden return with it, under the expectation of a heavy douceur. Ledger was very much opposed to little Maguire’s visiting [132] Bleecker Street, telling her she had no friends there and speaking, indefinitely, against particular individuals. He came so frequently to Barton’s, not only in the evening, but during the day-time, that his visits interfered with her employment, and she had to tell him so. He used to ask her many questions — “foolish” and “ridiculous” questions. He “talked nonsense” to her. He knew that people suspected his employment at our house. (They must have been

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1860-06-13

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Diaries


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