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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 10, page 178, April 12, 1859

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Identifier: DX03344959

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 10, page 178, April 12, 1859

Description: Describes a conversation with Mrs. Neff about mutual acquaintances and Mormons.


will live. Hither and thither. Bob Gun in the Pic Office, at his usual amusement, directing wrappers. No money from him, of course. Up town. A letter from Hannah [Bennett] awaiting me, intimating that Mrs Neff, little [William] Gazey's sister, had arrived, was at 39th street, with the home parcel for me. Went there at night — cars up to the 28th, miry walk the rest. She was at the house of a Mr [Richard] Edwards, a Banbury-born butcher — his private house. A homely, well spoken woman, not unlike her brother in the face, his junior by some years. She came to this country a score of years ago, a first husband having failed in business; is now married to an American, and like him is a Mormon. They dwelt in Salt Lake some ten years more or less, and are going to return to it, having land there. He will join her here in New York, from Iowa. They have sons and daughters, married. She went to England to secure property accruing to her from the death of her , and this later voyage is her sixth time of crossing the Atlantic. Much talk about the Chacombe folks, and the Boltons. Some about the Mormons. She spake sensibly about them, moderately, said they were, generally, good, industrious, hospitable people, and much unjust prejudice and lying unfairly directed against them. Very self-possessed the woman was, decent-looking, friendly and sociable. My Hannah had slept with her and inquired much about the "Latter-day

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1859-04-12

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Diaries


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