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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 9, page 171, July 1-August 3, 1858

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Identifier: DX03550836

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 9, page 171, July 1-August 3, 1858

Description: Mentions that the Willis Patten's baby has died.


or 14, very ostentatiously-officious, rude, good-natured (I think) and ubiquitous. She [Anna Bradbury] seems under no sort of constraint from parents. Mrs [Celina] Jewell has got a divorce from her husband [Charles Jewell], and will probably marry again (!) — a man who knew both her & had a late partner in their boy & girl days. I hear nothing from Alf Waud. Dillon Mapother has written to me. He is to be married on September 20, at Detroit. [Frank] Cahill is writing Charades & “Tableaux” for a cheap publisher. He works round at [George] Arnold’s. [Bob] Gun gets drunk now and then but not for a week together. [Jesse] Haney editorializes a little for the Sunday Courier and has done some reporting for the Tribune.


1. Sunday. A hot walk in the morning. Called at the Edwards’ [745 Broadway] in the evening. All the girls [Eliza, Matty, and Sally Edwards] and Jack [Edwards] in the country. Finished a letter to Hannah [Bennett] on my return.

2. Monday. To Spring St Post Office. Return, writing. Chores. To the Doctor (Blakeman’s substitute) in the afternoon, through a spinkling of rain. Finished Lockhart’s Scott in the evening.

3. Tuesday. The Pattens’ baby died last night, or rather this morning in Mrs Church’s arms. She has sat up in the sick room of late. They had prayers and addresses in the parlor, this afternoon, from Martin and another, and subsequent by [Willis] Patten started for Maine, with the body of the child, to the family burial-place. A wet, lowering day, ending in heavy rain.

Did Chores. At 4 1/2 walked to the business end of the town,

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1858-07-31

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Babies


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