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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 10, page 104, February 5-6, 1859

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Identifier: DX03284719

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 10, page 104, February 5-6, 1859

Description: Mentions that his story, ''Yorkshire Tragedy,'' was accepted by Household Words.

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agreable to it. Mrs [Catharine] Potter does the same in hundreds of ways. All soaping, soaping, soaping! Mrs Patten and her husband [Willis Patten] are at Washington — lobbying, log-rolling. Mrs Moore (?) our recent boarder, has left. Place too slow for her — shouldn't wonder. A shallow, unpleasantly-pleasant female; half the time away from the house. Something in the Mrs [Mary] Levison way in features: a face such as unthinking people call good-looking, but which others find more disagreable than positive ugliness. Natural, however for the woman to leave — the place is slow, anyhow.

6. Sunday. My "Yorkshire Tragedy" re-printed in to-day's Sunday Courier, from [Charles] Dickens "House-hold Words" — the first intimation I had of its acceptance. I sent it to Charley [Gunn], from Canada. Doing chores &c, then turned out, the sky beckoning a heavy snowstorm, which set in by noon and continued steadily till midnight. Looked in at the Pic and Constellation offices, finding engravers at work in one and printers the other, then to Brooklyn. Met [James L.] Smith of the Courier on the ferry-boat and took the cars with him. Out through the heavy snow to Pounden's, Frank out — on New York — to visit his father, who's wife will pay his passage to Ireland, but declares she won't support him, here, any longer. Frank was over negociating this, as I learnt from Mrs P. Pounden pere says he "will disgrace the family." Mrs P. junior declares that Frank borrowed

Rights: NoC-US

Place: United States
New York

Dates: 1859-02-05

Type(s): Diary
Page

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

Subjects: Boardinghouses
19th century
Diaries
Women

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