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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 8, page 100, October 28-31, 1856

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Identifier: DX03705836

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 8, page 100, October 28-31, 1856

Description: Mentions that Elizabeth Gouverneur and the Pattens have returned to his boarding house.


has written acceptation of terms proposed to him, and is progressing with my cuts. Met [George] Arnold the other day. He’s sub editorializing for the Sunday Mercury. [Frank] Leslie has made a smash — 'tis well I didn't go to Kansas. No remittances, and nearly a thousand miles from New York, winter coming on, and a wild country would not present a desirable look out. I've written to Mr [Joseph] Greatbatch. Also to Hannah [Bennett] — (bless her!) Went over to [James] Parton’s with [Jesse] Haney on Thursday night. A somewhat dull evening. Fortune telling and cards. Parton looks ill. I find Haney detests Oliver Dyer — as I do — and condemns the ass Perkins. Neither were there. Parton is very good natured — or weak — to tolerate that Dyer in his house. The fellow ought to have been born a snake. I don't think Parton’s marriage is a success. He has paid pretty highly for the [words crossed out] of a woman older than himself. I wonder whether he believes in her now [words crossed out] as much [words crossed out].

Mrs [Elizabeth] Gouverneur's back at our boarding house with her spoiled child, little May. Also [Willis] Patten and his wife. He a had hard-visaged, dogmatic, ill-bred [words crossed out] politician — an ex-custom house officer and place-seeker. His wife, spare, dark eyed, her hair in curls, good natured, talkative, shrewdd, energetic down easter. I like

Rights: NoC-US

Place: United States
New York

Dates: 1856-10-31

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Boardinghouses
19th century


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