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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 10, page 188, April 18-19, 1859

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Identifier: DX02056109

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 10, page 188, April 18-19, 1859

Description: Regarding Rawson Gill and his brother Gladdy Gouverneur.


mama [Elizabeth Gouverneur] were to be his mistress. But to think of her — a woman who'll sponge and lie for three cents-assuring a philanthropy costing $1000 or more! Did I put down that the "Constellation" has stopped — temporarily, says [George] Roberts. I saw him, this morning in his big office, which was empty, presses stopped &c. Or that some nights ago, looking into a corner groggery with [William] Leslie, I saw Pounden pere in a sodden, drunken sleep, on a bench, near the stove, and all alone.

Mr Eldredge the elder is here from Elmira, making much of little Jenny [Eldredge], of course. The Eldredges have taken rooms, design housekeeping on their own account — sensible people, they!

19. Tuesday. Writing a long eight-page letter to Mrs Church, having got an address from Daniel Martin some days ago. She is in Italy; I wrote to Florence whither she will return. My former letter cannot have reached her. Out in the afternoon, down town. At Phonography from 9 till 12. I have occasionally done injustice to Rawson Gill in estimating his taciturnity and secretiveness as slow obstinacy. The fellow has privately sought employment in innumerable ways in order to earn his living, even offering to work for nothing. He has suffered a good deal too, mentally, felt very much alone in the world. Withal he is steady and honest natured to the back bone — a thorough contrast to his specious brother [Gladdy Gouverneur]. I can scarcely think the same father begot them; maybe it was not so. Supposing [Adolphus] Gouverneur to have been Glad-

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1859-04-18

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Newspapers


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