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all dependent on her movements.   Old Miss
Sturgis, from the basement (who has shown herself a dis-
gustingly selfish old cat) greatly exercised as to what
is to become of her. (She wouldn t go with Mrs P to
a formerly-intended house, because she couldn t have her
pet basement.)      Up in my room, smoking with Haney,
Gladdy present.    Room dismanted, horribly dusty.
To bed, sans sheets, in Haney s iron bed-stead by
11 or so.             While we were at supper Leslie
came in, and was  so cross  as Mrs Potter expressed
it, that you would have supposed he believed the sale got
up for his own special annoyance.    He got a bed at his
sisters, or the Smithsman.   Haney did the latter.
Gladdy camped in Leslie s room, making an entrance
through the window, the door being locked, the key not
forthcoming.    Mrs Gouverneur & Miss Cooper didn t
go to Philadelphia, the former  altering her mind  on the
subject.    She now proposes migration with Mrs Potter
who declares now the sale is over, she will have a house.
I become the property of the new landlady   temporarily.
Packing up and toting down books would take a day
at least, besides I ve got a notion of going off to Canada
perhaps for the whole summer, there to perfect Phono-
graphy and write story; when I can quit this house
paying no half-board during the interim, and return
to Mrs Potter.    I like the woman better than I
shall any new landlady.   And I want to live with
Haney.   He is the only American I can thoroughly
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Ten: page two hundred and ten
Description:Regarding his plans to stay in his boarding house with the new landlady at least temporarily, rather than go with Mrs. Potter to a new house.
Date:1859-04-29
Subject:Boardinghouses; Boley, Susan; Cooper, Lucia; Gouverneur, Adolphus (''Gladdy''); Gouverneur, Mrs. (Gill, Griffin); Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Leslie, William; Potter, Mrs.; Sturgis, Miss
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
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.