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and had purchased a rocking-chair.   Gladdy
was about.     I found the kindly Irish girl, Kate
in the passage by the staircase, and she told me
some of the particulars of the sale, her blue Celtic
eyes looking kind and sympathetic for Mrs Potter s
sake, her healthy cheeks flushed with fatigue and in-
dignation.   She narrated how she had rescued Leslie s
etag  (I believe they call it), how one of the ugly old
women had compared her to the stuffed owl &c at
which Kate laughed.    Meantime the chambermaid
Mary was going abut like a red-eyed ghost, with
something tied up over her head.   Kate sticks to
Mrs Potter s fortunes, let them be what they may, and
I honor her for it.           I thought, looking on at this
scene, that Cahill ought to have been present.  He
did his share towards producing it.           Down town,
dined at Goslings , then to Courier Office, saw
Haney ^|expecting to| and get a letter which had been left for me
at 132.     Introduced to T. Dunn English, who
wrote Ben Bolt.      Up to Houston St again, found
Rawson & got letter.   From Hannah! such a letter
  if love s own self were the inscriber, it could not
have been written more tenderly.      Round to Bleecker
by 7, found the folks at supper on steak &c   as
a substitute for dinner   in the old room.   (The
Bradburys haven t shown, since the day of the row,
taking their meals at  Mrs Bowley s. )    Talk &
chaff.    Mrs Potter there   not taken a house yet.  Folk
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Ten: page two hundred and nine
Description:Regarding the feelings of the servants Kate and Mary at Mrs. Potter losing her boarding house.
Date:1859-04-29
Subject:Bennett, Hannah; Boardinghouses; Boley, Susan; Bradbury (boarder); Bradbury, Mrs. (boarder); Cahill, Frank; English, Thomas Dunn; Gill, Rawson; Ginnerty, Mary; Gouverneur, Adolphus (''Gladdy''); Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Kate (servant); Leslie, Frank; Potter, Mrs.
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):Bleecker Street; Houston Street
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.