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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 13, page 229, September 12-13, 1860

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Identifier: DX02809010

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 13, page 229, September 12-13, 1860

Description: Regarding a visit to Mrs. Murray by her request to write a letter for her.



Reportorial and Miscellaneous.

the latter of whom [Clarence Eytinge] has lost all his former good-looks and is now very Chatham-Streety in appearance. To the World Office, there writing till 8, in a horribly nervous and miserable condition, then into car to Houston Street where I dined and presently to bed, feeling as ill as though I had a high nervous fever and as tired as if I had been traveling without pause, for a week. [William] Waud mentioned [Thomas] Powell’s having chronicled [Frank] Bellew’s departure in F. Leslie’s paper, adding that he had gone to take command of a regiment of Irish militia!

13. Thursday. To an auctioneer of rare books, with [George] Boweryem, then hither and thither, then down town. Returning met Mort Thomson and Ottarson. Went to Mrs Murray, once my washerwoman, whom I encountered in the street some days ago and who called upon me soliciting me to write a letter for her. I found her daughter, a child whom I used to kiss and give pennies to, six years ago, grown into a pretty, sober faced girl of fifteen. The letter was to solicit her husband’s pardon, the man having been condemned to six month’s imprisonment and stoppage of pay, on charge of desertion from the army, out west. In the afternoon, again to Jones Wood, to see [Charles] Blondin. Here’s my account

coverage:New York, New York, Church Street

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1860-09-12

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Auctions
Military deserters
Working class women


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