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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 8, page 40, August 17-19, 1856

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Identifier: DX03507158

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 8, page 40, August 17-19, 1856

Description: Mentions that his boarding house is unusually empty of late.


along the Brooklyn shores, opposite to Staten Island, (quite a Hollandish-looking locality.) Returned to a cosy dinner at 3; and by 5 to [James] Partons. Stayed there till 9 or 10. A very pleasant evening. “Fanny [Fern],” Grace [Eldredge] and Miss J [Louisa Jacobs] accompanied [Oliver] Dyer and myself to Fort Green on our departure, I walking with the former.

Scarcely anybody at our [132] Bleecker street, boarding house, now. I think I was its only male inmate last night. Sol [Eytinge] and W Waud were out rusticating temporarily, [Jesse] Haney I know not where, the Scotchman [William] Leslie at Shrewsbury, and even the clergyman Martin off somewhere.

18. Monday. To “Courier” Office, for payment for article which I took ‘em on Saturday, and first became acquainted with its insertion, in consequence of an allusion to it by “Fanny Fern” on Sunday. Times Office &c Nothing reportorial doing. Return and at my story scribbling as usual.

19. Tuesday. Called in at [Joseph] Scoville’s house Franklin Street. He has removed the “State Register Office” from Albany to New York, designing to make an evening paper of it, advocating [John C.] Fremont for president (under the honorable idea that he will “betray the North,”) and [Horace] Greeley for governor of N.Y. state. (I learnt some of this from Tom Picton whom I met yesterday talking with [Charles] Gayler at [Thomas W.] Strong’s door. He wanted me to write for the paper.)

Rights: NoC-US

Place: United States
New York

Dates: 1856-08-17

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Newspapers
19th century


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