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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 14, page 26, October 4, 1860

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Identifier: DX01310312

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 14, page 26, October 4, 1860

Description: Describes the current boarders at his boarding house at 132 Bleecker Street.

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Fellow-Boarders

to have some money. He [Mr. Jones] ‘twas who chummed with [Frank] Cahill and lost the $15. Bradshaw is an ugly widower, something in the legal or professional way; the Woodward girls [Susan and Lizzie] boarded with and didn’t like him at another house; but the feud is now patched up. Opposite attic (my old lair) Rodriguez a Cuban, shopman in a shoe-store on Broadway, swarthy, curly-haired, courteous, takes a siesta after dinner, when he can get it. Adjoining attic, empty, since the departure of [Peter] Cutler. Next floor Mrs. Kinne. Her husband, the amiable “doctor” went off six weeks ago, on a travelling-tour, to sell his trusses; since which time neither his wife or partner have heard anything from him. The latter is irate and objects to sending on stock, according to order. Our ex-peri fretted a little and was wroth a good deal, has left off raddling her old face with rouge, as the women remark. Adjoining “hall-bed-room” (where [William] Levison’s corpse lay, when Müller took a cast of his face) vacant, [George] Boweryem having moved into [N.G.] Shepherd’s old apartments. The big-backroom, scene of our revels in [Arthur] Ledger’s time, occupied by two or three men, the good-humored Griswold, the smiling, friendly, inventive but rather “soft” Phillips, who

coverage:New York, New York, Church Street

Rights: NoC-US

Place: United States
New York

Dates: 1860-10-04

Type(s): Diary
Page

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

Subjects: Boardinghouses
19th century
Diaries

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