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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 10, page 125, February 27-28, 1859

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Identifier: DX03301758

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 10, page 125, February 27-28, 1859

Description: Regarding a visit from Gladdy Gouverneur.

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[scrib]ling at night. Saw Mrs Davis, nee Weighty Griffin this morning, just before dinner. Looked nice — hope she'll be happy.

28. Monday. Chores. Down-town. Nic-nax; met Britton, with him to Matarans; to Pic, Constellation & F. Leslie's Offices. Returning, met [Charles] Welden and a "Herald" man. Kelly and a young fellow named Clark, a chum of Dillon [Mapother]'s, from Louisville called at dinner time, sat awhile in my room. The big Irishman wears a moustache now, looks very hearty and jolly. Phonography and drawing during the evening. I think I saw Lotty, today, in Broadway. She (if he it were) passed me, walking at a brisk pace, I going ahead still faster. I caught a glimpse of a white silk bonnet, contrasting splendidly with her black, black hair, flashing dark eyes; had a mind to return and — didn't.

Gladdy [Gouverneur] up in my room part of the evening — his mother [Elizabeth Gouverneur] and Miss [Lucia] Cooper back again, after one of the formers' flying trips to Cold Spring. The boy is now grown a tall fellow, would be handsome but for puffiness of face. He is here professing to be looking for "something to do," goes down town of mornings with that pretence. The mother seems, really to ignore all sort of responsibility for and interest in her children; talks as coolly of "his having to do for himself" as though 'twere quite the correct thing to turn one's offspring out of doors. She still worries people

Rights: NoC-US

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Dates: 1859-02-27

Type(s): Diary
Page

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

Subjects: Diaries
Women
Artists
Children

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