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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 10, page 123, February 24-25, 1859

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Identifier: DX03300134

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 10, page 123, February 24-25, 1859

Description: Regarding Catharine Potter preparing to lose her boarding house.


Talk, punch, cigars, gambols, boxing (!) (I had the gloves on with [Frank] Cahill and got a "noser" which drew the "claret"!) Kept it up till 1 or so.

Story of Richard Grant White, "Shakspeare's scholar" and editor. He borrowed $1,800 of Matilda Heron and wont pay her. Not the first Scoundrelism of that sort he has been guilty of.

25. Friday. To New York, by 10 1/2, [Jesse] Haney preceding me. To Omnibus, Constellation, Pic and Nicnax offices. [George] Roberts talked of [Park] Benjamin's approaching departure from the paper — said he had furnished but two original editorials on it. I got no money from Roberts. Up town, after meeting [A.F.] Banks, and getting a lot of blocks, from Philadelphia. Looked in at Rudd and Carleton's. A snowy, soft day. Drawing the rest of the day, till midnight. We've had three men through the house taking an inventory of the furniture, Mrs [Catharine] Potter accompanying them. She was rather jolly than otherwise, and seems to look forwards to her approaching break up with pleasurable anticipation. She intends rusticating during the summer, going to Providence, to visit her dead uncle's relatives whom she has never seen, to Niagara, and probably, to Mrs [Elizabeth] Gourverneurs, if that woman’s wits hold out. The furniture is to be sold off by auction. One thing I notice, as to the unveracity of Mrs P and a large class of which she is a representative. When the current flam about

Rights: NoC-US

Place: United States
New York

Dates: 1859-02-24

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Boardinghouses
19th century


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