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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 14, page 65, October 18-19, 1860

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Identifier: DX01327251

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 14, page 65, October 18-19, 1860

Description: Describes a mysterious incident at his boarding house.

Transcription:

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[John] Nicholas Smitten.

it to be explainable by natural means. It resembled, she [Naomi Gunn] said, the tumbling of a looking-glass of its nail and its smashing to pieces. It was distinct, unmistakeable. I fancy she cautioned me against allusion to it. The noise I heard was timed by [George] Boweryem at twenty-five minutes to 10 precisely. If nothing follow, how superstitious this entry will read. But how came the noise that three persons heard, none of them with search and conjecture being able to discover its origin?

19. Friday. Office. Out. Went in to see [Thomas] Picton, trimly-drest and respectable in the City. Chamberlain’s office, back of the Artisan’s bank. Dropt on Larason, then up-town. To the Hought sale, there again after dinner, then down town to office; writing awhile, then by 5 up-town. In the evening to 745 [Broadway]. Anne [Edwards], Sally [Edwards] and Eliza [Edwards] present, the first half asleep and assuming the rest, the latter dozing in an arm-chair by the fire-place, Sally wide awake and lively. I had divined correctly as the rest did about the sender of the bouquet, a very handsome one; her attributing it to me was a bit of characteristic audacity. The presumably stricken Nichols had been met in Broadway on the same afternoon; he hasn’t followed up his gift. Sally

coverage:New York, New York, Church Street

Rights: NoC-US

Place:

Dates: 1860-10-18

Type(s): Diary
Page

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

Subjects: Diaries
Superstition

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