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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 4, page 41, February 24, 1852

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Identifier: DX01094866

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 4, page 41, February 24, 1852

Description: Mentions an incident at his boarding house in which dinner was delayed.

Transcription:

24. Tuesday. Drawing four Initials for Lantern. Great spree here to-day about dinner time. Had that horrid girl “Angee [Angeline Leave]” come to beg a 50/100 loan, so I guessed there was something anon. No dinner bell rang, so about 1/2 past 3, I went down, and there found divers hungry and exasperate boarders getting relays of steak, about enough for two at a time. Mrs [Anna M.] Leave had dived, as usual — (it’s my impression she gets into a subterranean cupboard and locks herself up when there’s any desperate crisis. Many boarders among the number, and Miss Pease was as red as an aggravated lobster. / Edward Greatbatch came with letter from home. At about 4 went to Swinton and Fays’, there awhile — then

Rights: NoC-US

Place: United States
New York

Dates: 1852-02-24

Type(s): Diary
Page

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

Subjects: Boardinghouses
19th century
Food
Diaries
Women

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