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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 7, page 183, December 10-15, 1855

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Identifier: DX03979257

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 7, page 183, December 10-15, 1855

Description: Mentions that the Greatbatch family is moving to Philadelphia.


spoke of the matter and we walked to my den together.

Mary Anne [Greatbatch] and Fred [Greatbatch] have been up for their purchases, Mr [Joseph] Greatbatch not appearing. He has decided to throw up the farm, to clear out and start afresh elsewhere. They go towards Philadelphia. I had one of my low spirit visitations while Mary Anne was present, and she was very kind, making me half promise to visit them, when they settle. A letter for delivery to Alcock was confided to me. I have received a most kind letter from Dillon Mapother, dated Chicago.

14. Friday. [Jesse] Haney came for me at 5 1/2. I had called at [132] Bleecker Street overnight, and had an evening with Sol Eytinge, — and spoke of boarding with them. So this night I spent not on the floor in my dismal room [290 Broadway], but in [Jesse] Haney’s where a comfortable bed had been added.

15. Saturday. Of the boarding house table, and folks here staying I’ve no leisure to put down details. To office and found a letter from my dear mother [Naomi Butler Gunn], with love and sympathy and pity for me. She, (like Hannah [Bennett]), bids me pray. I would to God I could as they do. And she incloses an order for 5 [pounds] for me — the interest of a little legacy left her by her mother. Oh mother, kind, loving mother! I am shamed and humiliated to the heart at receiving it. Her little money too, for which she could find so many uses. (I know she has none superfluous from my father [Samuel Gunn]. / If I live I’ll repay it twice over. My father “keeps his bed great part of the day, and they all think he is gradually wasting away.

Rights: NoC-US

Place: United States
New York

Dates: 1855-12-13

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Diaries
19th century


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