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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 14, page 59, October 16-17, 1860

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Identifier: DX01324163

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 14, page 59, October 16-17, 1860

Description: Describes attending a sale of Mr. Hought's furniture.



The Husband of “Mrs. Potiphar.”

Slip, there spending a doggy hour and a half. The poor dogs’ ears were cut while I was present and other canine business transacted. Up town by 2 1/2. Writing in the afternoon. Stove put up — the open grate stove of last winter around which I’ve known cheery faces which I miss now. In the evening to 16th, to [Jesse] Haney’s. With him and [Edward] Hayes (whose father and mother are in Boston) throughout the evening. We went out for an hour to the residence of a Mr Hought, in the 5th avenue, where a sale of pictures and furniture was to take place on the three following days. The man is a millionaire, his wife an acknowledged fashionable woman. The house or such portion of it as we saw, was handsome, millionairish and gorgeously furnished, the pictures detestable, and the proprietor, an elderly hardfeatured, baldish man with a moustache walked to and fro among the spectators, very drunk, smoking a handsome pipe and objectionably garrulous, talking demi-coarsness to women. He has let his house to a club and his family are in Paris, hence the sale. In Hayes’ room after till near 12.

17. Wednesday. Another doggy morning, at Harry Jennings’. This man keeps a rat-pit and an arena for fighting dogs;

coverage:New York, New York
coverage:Boston, Massachusetts

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1860-10-16

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Dogs


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