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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 3, page 46, December 15-17, 1851

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Identifier: DX01072071

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 3, page 46, December 15-17, 1851

Description: Mentions visiting Elizabeth Dobson upon her request for his assistance with finding Charles Brown's whereabouts.


talked, with Holbrook &c., and returned to the eighth drawing I have done this day, finished then, and now & to bed. [words crossed out]

[16. Tuesday through 17. Wednesday] Drawing miscellanously or indoors, or out. Traveler Office and Reveille. Work for both. Saw [Cornelius] Mathews at his Office, had a talk about his Chanticleer, which is truly a delicious book. One of these evenings unto Perry Street, where, after ascertaining that the Pictures were Not yet raffled, I, in the Billiard room found [Thomas] Picton, costumed a la Garde National, with capote &c, he being bound into a ball. Returning, called at Dobs [177 Canal St.], she [Elizabeth Dobson] having written to me a request as to the whereabouts of Charles Brown as to, which I could not inform her. I hear that Tilton holdeth regal sway there, curseth and revileth the unhappy little feminine nincompoop at pleasure, that she is also frantically jealous of attentions on his part unto other women-boarders. The little woman’s character is entirely lost, and it would appear with reason. Snob [Henry] Surtees professed to leave for this reason. /

I am now an habitant of a boarding-house [48 Franklin St.] of an entirely new sort. Every-thing is done by shifts and

Rights: NoC-US

Place: United States
New York

Dates: 1851-12-15

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Boardinghouses
19th century
Books and reading
Clothing and dress


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