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the Eldredge s took no part in it.   Mrs Gouver-
neur was out of the room, or she might have been
counted in.      Methinks if my fellow creatures had
been turned into monkeys, I couldn t have found more
degradation in the spectacle.                  Drawing, badly
being out of sort for lack of money, all the morning.
Down town in the afternoon, till 7 or later.  Returned,
quite tired out and soon to bed.              The Pattens
have moved, the Eldredges are accomplishing it.
Met Parton with Haney in Broadway in the after-
noon.
  28.  Thursday.  Drawing and chores all the fore-
noon.   Auctioneer and his man round, numbering fur-
niture, for tomorrow s sale, Mrs Potter with them.  The
woman really stands it bravely.  Rawson about as
usual.  All the families remaining in a general state
of unsettlement, Mrs Potter having secured no house, her
occupation of the present one terminating on Monday.  She
indefinite as to whether she will take a house, or give
herself a holiday during the dead summer season.   Where-
fore the boarders don t know but that they may become
suddenly homeless.    Over the breakfast-table Miss Pierson
talking of her intention of applying to the new landlady
about retaining her attic, offers to do the same for me.
Anna Bradbury being present cuts up-stairs to her mother
and together they sally out to Mrs Bowley (that s the new
landlady s name) whom the Mamma informs that she and
family won t stop if the poor old maid does.  Mrs Bowley,
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Ten: page two hundred and three
Description:Regarding Mrs. Potter's furniture in his boarding house being auctioned off before she has to leave the house to Mrs. Boley.
Date:1859-04-27
Subject:Boardinghouses; Boley, Susan; Bradbury, Anna; Bradbury, Mrs. (boarder); Eldredge; Eldredge, Mrs.; Gill, Rawson; Gouverneur, Mrs. (Gill, Griffin); Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Parton, James; Patten, Willis; Patten, Willis, Mrs.; Pierson, Miss; Potter, Mrs.
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):Broadway
Scan Date:2011-01-31

 

Volume
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Ten
Description:Includes descriptions of an explosion of a boat on the North River, New York literary Bohemians, boarding house living at 132 Bleecker Street, his freelance writing and drawing work, the death of writer Mort Thomson's young wife Anna, working on the publication ''Constellation,'' visits to the Edwards family, a falling out with Fanny Fern over an article he wrote criticizing ''The New York Ledger,'' a rumor that Fitz James O'Brien is the heir to an Irish baronetcy, and a change of landladies at his boarding house.
Subject:Boardinghouses; Bohemians; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Journalism; Publishers and publishing; Women
Coverage (City/State):New York, New York
Note:Thomas Butler Gunn was born February 15, 1826, in Banbury, England, and came to New York in 1849. During the Civil War he worked as a correspondent for the New York Tribune and the New York Evening Post. He returned to England in 1863, and died in Birmingham in April 1903. The collection includes twenty-one volumes of his diaries, including newspaper clippings, letters, photographs, sketches, and various other items inserted by Gunn. Diary entries date from July 7, 1849, to April 7, 1863, and include his experiences with the New York publishing and literary world, his descriptions of boarding houses, his travels throughout the United States, and his experiences traveling with the Federal army as a Civil War correspondent.
Publisher:Missouri History Museum
Rights:Copyright 2011 Missouri History Museum.
Source:Page images, transcriptions, and metadata of the Thomas Butler Gunn diaries have been provided by the Missouri History Museum.