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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 10, page 185, April 15-16, 1859

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Identifier: A0632-00010

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 10, page 185, April 15-16, 1859

Description: Mentions meeting Joe Scoville, who has returned to New York from North Carolina to try to publish a book.


speak and professes to "love a deep, deep, tragedy." King a down-looking, grave-spoken, outwardly self-respecting man came out the other night to Mrs Pot [Catharine Potter], denouncing Mama Bradbury. All the women in the house are "down on" her, not unjustly. I find Gladdy [Gouverneur] swears, not in older persons presence. Rawson [Gill] takes his meals in the house, sleeps out elsewhere. His mother [Elizabeth Gouverneur] seems to have forgotten her sickness; took all her family to the theatre to-night. Miss Pierson went with them. Did I put down that a week ago or so I met [Joseph] Scoville, once of the "Pick" &c. Said he had written a novel on New York life and came to the city from North Carolina to get it published. Looked much the same, haggard and dingy.

16. Saturday. Phonography: down town, to Omnibus and Pic Offices. A morning wasted, as I couldn't catch the men I wanted. Met Hosmer, the man I became acquainted with at the Catskills some five years ago. He peddles books for a living. An "ismy" man — extreme type. Met Bob Gun, too. Writing &c. Jack Edwards up in the evening, doing carpentering anent Aquarium of his making in [Jesse] Haney's room. (I hear his saw now. A good sensible, kindly fellow, worthy of his stock.)

I saw Fanny [Fern] in Broadway yesterday, with her youngest [Ellen Eldredge]. Nelly observed me, not so her mother. Saw Nelly again to-day, with a smaller girl.

Rights: NoC-US

Place: United States
New York

Dates: 1859-04-15

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Boardinghouses
19th century


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