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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 9, page 3, 1857-1858

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Identifier: DX03404096

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 9, page 3, 1857-1858

Description: Gives the date range of entries for the diary, and includes a note stating his wishes for his diaries not be read during his lifetime.

Transcription:

Feb 15. 1826. Day that I came into the world

Vol. 11.

From October 1, 1857 to November 5 (inclusive) 18458

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Thomas Butler Gunn

132 Bleecker Street. N.Y.

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If this book, or any of its companions ever pass out of the writers possession by accident, he desires it or their return. If they be read by any eye during his own life, which he does not desire — perhaps not afterwards — he requests any reader whose curiosity seduces him to that unjust action to consider that this record has been kept, not from any mean wish to collect scandal and tattle, not from any miserable idea that he, the writer, shines as a hero in it; but, simply that it may aid him in the study of Human Nature. Nowhere does he consider it’s hasty jottings infallible, being well aware that his own shortcomings and perversities must produce occasional misconception. Hence much mischief and, perhaps, cruel injustice, might follow exposure.

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Rights: NoC-US

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Dates: 1857-1858

Type(s): Diary
Page

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

Subjects: Diaries

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