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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 4, page 49, February 29, 1852

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Identifier: DX01098610

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 4, page 49, February 29, 1852

Description: Describes an incident at his boarding house.


they got him [Alexander Hay Ritchie] away down stairs where he armed himself with a knife and swore dire revenge on the lady [Fanny Wallack], nearly sticking Mrs [Anna M.] Leave by mistake. Other boarders newly arrived that day, hearing the scrimmage fancied they’d got in an evil house, and were for quitting instanter — telling Mrs Leave, “she had made a good thing out of them.” (Of course she had done a little borrowing or the like.) Today, Sunday, Ritchie and [Charley] Moorhouse were quite affectionate, spite of the formers discoulered optics. Moorhouse had apologized, owning he was drunk. I suppose they all were, his lady wife and all. / Writing a little, and drawing — for [Thomas W.] Strong. In doors all day — deep snow outside. Alf [Waud] reading the “Green Hand” aloud part of the day.

Rights: NoC-US

Place: United States
New York

Dates: 1852-02-29

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Boardinghouses
19th century
Books and reading
Drinking of alcoholic beverages


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