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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 7, page 180, December 6-8, 1855

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Identifier: DX03976582

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 7, page 180, December 6-8, 1855

Description: Describes a visit from the Greatbatch family.


[James] Parton and “Fanny Fern —” (who has just produced another of her bad-hearted books) by the way. With Edward Greatbatch to the gallery of the Lyceum at night, and made him up a bed subsequently.

7. Friday. Mercantile, and drawing little military figures, for Colonel [Hugh] Forbes. Mr [Joseph] Greatbatch, Mary Anne [Greatbatch] and Fred [Greatbatch] in and out all day, with purchasings. [A.F.] Banks up, with an invitation to sup with him and Maungwoodows an Ojibway chief, one of a company (with whom Bank’s travelled in Pennsylvania.) He, the Chief, was educated, for an Indian, had travelled in Europe with [George] Catlin, and was not very ill-looking. He was tall, and of good figure, seemed good-humored, and Epicureanly disposed — on which grounds Banks and he could sympathize. The Indian had too, two large silver medals, with medallions of the two recent Presidents on them. (A gold one, presented by Louis Philippe he had pawned.) Fred Greatbatch my companion to-night, having with his father, visited Burton’s.

8. Saturday. Ill. a violent diarrhea. Much bustle in my room, rolls of carpet, looking glasses and live rabbits. Mary Anne, Mr G and Fred in and out. Colonel Forbes up, I queer, and being doctored with brandy by Mary Anne. And at 2 or so, quite a scene, Mr G coming from a conference with Alcock, Hulker (Alcock’s lawyer and brother-in-law) with word that the settlement of affairs has been broken off abruptly. Thus the matter stands. On the burning down of the house, Alcock put up a much superior one, the determination being carried

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1855-12-06

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Diaries
Women authors
Indians of North America
Ojibwa Indians


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