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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 3, page 14, October 27, 1851

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Identifier: DX01057314

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 3, page 14, October 27, 1851

Description: Comments briefly on the ''theatrical folks'' at his boarding house.

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pies of this weeks Traveler, if not more. Then back to dinner. Out again. To Traveler Office to [John B.] Holmes, to Post Office, to [John N.] Genins where I met Holbrook. Met [Joseph] Richardson in the morning who told me that he and Johns had in vain tried to find out my residence. That Johns thought of accompanying us to Niagara. Evening sat in sitting room, there present Fanny Wallack or Mrs Moorhouse, Mrs [Anna M.] Leave, and theatrical ladies. Talk of Raymond [Brush], who died in this house on Saturday afternoon, and whom I saw in his coffin, then. His mother seems [words crossed out] easy about it, suffers occasionally but talks freely of him, and seems rather to like the topic than otherwise. She, they say, is something in the “Mrs Prig” way, at a Philadelphia hospital, used to’t like eels to flaying. / I don’t dislike theatrical folks, spite of their envyings and green room tattle, they are seldom common-place. Can say lively things, and, at least play the gentleman. / To bootmaker Weber, paid him, to Mrs [Rebecca] Kidders, sat awhile with good humored Jane Gibson, (says [Arthur] Masons sick) then to [174] Mulberry Street. There till 10. Got a letter from home, William Mitchell off to Australia. And George Bolton wretched at home talks of coming back to America, with [John] Conworth as companion, and perchance Conworths sister [Sarah Conworth] as wife! (While Conworth may do the same

Rights: NoC-US

Place: United States
New York

Dates: 1851-10-27

Type(s): Diary
Page

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

Subjects: Women
Actors
Death
Boardinghouses
19th century
Diaries
Theater

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