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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 8, page 101, October 28-November 2, 1856

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Identifier: DX03706697

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 8, page 101, October 28-November 2, 1856

Description: Describes Elizabeth Gouverneur.


the woman [Mrs. Patten] for her cheerfulness and devotion to her husband [Willis Patten]. On my chaffing Mrs [Elizabeth] Gouverneur about her looking "double-chinny" she actually tied her chin up in an handkerchief, to repress that imaginary tendency! She is a curious compound of frankness, folly, goodnature, meanness, and innocent cunning. She bewails her growing older, yet fancies she looks much younger than she is — declares she don't want to get married, yet is always planning and talking on the subject — is fond of her children (two of them [May and Adolphus Gouverneur]) yet mismanages them horribly. Sol Eytinge appears but at morning table — generally towards the close at breakfast. His office on the paper continues.



1. Saturday. Office with [Frank] Bellew. Down town, met him at Nassau Street. About together. Didn't return to Office after dinner. Sick and sore throaty. Took bath, writing, and bed.

2. Sunday. With Bellew, who called in the morning, to Honey's. Long talk there. He has taken a house. (Says that [A.F.] Banks reports that a bone of his face was fractured in the fight.) Roberts the engraver in at Honeys. Did

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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