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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 14, page 27, October 4, 1860

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Identifier: DX01310824

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 14, page 27, October 4, 1860

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

Transcription:

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in 132 Bleecker Street.

[Mr. Phillips] has just returned from visiting a monied brother in New England whom he wants to “take hold of” some of his inventions. Phillips is hideously in debt to Mrs. [Susan] Boley, who declares that he must go soon, if he don’t produce some money; who is down upon “them inventions,” and thinks that “that engagement” with honest Miss [Cecilia] Trainque “is off.” Fyte or Fite (I don’t know how to spell his name) is another occupant of this room, a nervous-looking, beardless young man, not unlike [Frank] Cahill in general appearance. Is good-humored, talks in a high voice, as if excited, and calls our landlady, as indeed do most of the others, by the pleasant nick-name of “Muddy” — supposed an abbreviation for mother. Richardson is another occupant, a strong-built, loud-speaking young fellow, like the Fite, in some clerkish berth on Broadway; I think in a photographic establishment. Fite is in a fire-work store. Next floor, most of the rooms empty, which is bad for Mrs Boley. Street floor all woman-kind, the two Woodward girls [Susan and Lizzie] occupying the big back parlor, once our dining-room. Both of them “tend store” in Broadway and Lizzie sits beside me at the dinner-table. We are very good friends in spite of my occasional taciturnity and her sharp

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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