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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 1, page 61, December 4-6, 1849

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Identifier: DX09013240

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 1, page 61, December 4-6, 1849

Description: Mentions the departures of Jabez Wing and Sandy from his boarding house, and states that Hugh Muir is his new roommate.


No letter there for me. At work all the day on “Mose [among the Britishers]” and writing in the evening a Story for the “Empire City.” This night a man-child is born of Mrs. Faron, the land lady’s eldest daughter.

5. Wednesday. Story scribbling all the morning. In the afternoon, [Jabez] Wing finally deciding upon return to his native “down east” packs up, bids adieu to the folks of the house and off. I go over to New York and the Steamboat with him and at 4 o’clock see the last of his whiskers, for some time at least, if not for ever. (This same day also, the two German cigar-workers leave, — yesterday Sandy migrated to Newark.) Hugh [Muir] resolves to become a denizen of my room, — (he has remained behind his brother it seems, induced by the tender passion which hath been inspired in his heart, so rumour sayeth, by a certain girl existant in a neighbouring “candy”-shop.) On leaving Wing, (or rather his leaving with the “Massachusetts”) I visit Fulton Street, leave my article of the Empire City Office, and then call on Warren Butler. Talk with him half an hour. Purchase brush for lithographing &c in Fulton then to Jersey and my now solitary room.

6. Thursday. “Mose” all day. Did not stir out save for the purpose of lamp purchasing. Hugh Muir nocturnally occupieth Wing’s bed. I see but little of him, inasmuch as he visiteth his inamorata each evening; — pleasant hours possibly. / Still no letter from Her [Mary Bilton] —

Rights: NoC-US

Place: United States
New York

Dates: 1849-12-04

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Boardinghouses
19th century


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