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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 9, page 187, August 22-25, 1858

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Identifier: DX03564329

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 9, page 187, August 22-25, 1858

Description: Describes a letter received from Alf Waud.


found the pillow covered with blood, from my unhappy gums.) Writing &c. A letter from George Bolton, inclosing one from Dick [Bolton], came yesterday. The former talks of a trip westwards towards Lake Huron, in seach of an eligible farm, and says he can rent one in his present vicinity for 60 [pounds] a year.

23. Monday. Finished letter to home. Chores &c. Down town, to Post Office and elsewhere. A lovely autumnal day, with a coolness about it delicious but sadly suggestive of the death of summer. Busy, and returned tired to dinner. All alone the rest of the day, as usual; not well, and a trifle melancholic.

24. Tuesday. To Doctor. Phonography and writing till dinner, a walk down town after. Ill. Another autumn day, cooler than yesterday, but very beautiful.

25. Wednesday. An “express” drawing on wood from Alf Waud for me to take to [Frank] Leslie’s. He writes that he is going to Willsboro — I suppose near Lake Winnipissogee — to join “Mary [Waud],” then to New York. Will Waud “is a father — six weeks ago!” Suggestive. Alf met B. G. Stone on the day his letter’s dated (who “said he’d met me, last spring, a devil of a swell!”) He, Stone, “appears as shiftless a ever.” Writing, hard, at story till dinner. Then down town and got the long due $16 from Frank Leslie’s. Evening partly down stairs. Folks talking of an odd incident apropos of Mrs Patten’s visit to a “medium.” This person, a girl of sixteen, whom she had never seen before, spelt out the name of a cousin of hers, travelling in Europe, imitated coughing and asserted her death — wri-

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1858-08-22

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Farms


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