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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 3, page 5, October 8-11, 1851

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Identifier: DX01053182

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 3, page 5, October 8-11, 1851

Description: Comments briefly on his new boarding house.


house is nearly opposite to the place where whilome Mrs K [Rebecca Kidder] had rooms. Arrangements here are not bad, albeit with respect to meals very carnivorous, fruit &c. being unseen. Place [48 Franklin St.] will do, at present.

9. Thursday. Drawing and scribbling.Onslaughts on the Picayune. To Traveller Office, to [Charles F.] Andersons, (who caused me to read a long letter of his concoction, commencing with revilement, and ending with blarneying the person addressed.) Met Dunsier. To Traveller Office again, meeting Donovan there who told me [Joe] Scoville of the Picayune wanted to see me. With Holbrook. Back to dinner. After to [John B.] Holmes, meeting Donovan, and calling at the Pick office for addres. Holmes at Flushing. Call at Stewarts. Saw him. Evening to Mr [Joseph] Greatbatch’s for books, Joe [Greatbatch] back with me. Drawing on wood and writing till late.

10. Friday. To Warren Street, Scoville’s place. He out. To the Traveller Office, talked to Holbrook about going to Niagara. Says he’ll be able to accomplish it. To Picayune Office. Saw Scoville, vicious-faced man, and [Richard] Hutchings, [words crossed out]. Calls elsewhere. Holmes, saw Macnamara. Afternoon drawing and scribbling. [William] Barth called with his tail tale, recently commenced. Evening scribbling. Chapter the Fourth of “Ike Chivvles.”

11. Saturday. Down town. Left M S at Traveller Office, called at [Thomas W.] Strongs and then to “Leader” Office. Talk with the “Doctor,” others and [Thomas] Picton. Imbibition with the latter. Back to dinner. Rushed down town at sunset, in time to get $2 from Holbrook, and $1 from Holmes, which enable me to do cashing up for board. To Castle Garden. Met Sergeant Buchman, talked awhile, then back. [Thomas] Fogarty called in the

Rights: NoC-US

Place: United States
New York

Dates: 1851-10-08

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Boardinghouses
19th century
Castle Garden (New York, N.Y.)


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