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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 11, page 252, ca. 1859 [partial manuscript]

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Identifier: DX03212192

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 11, page 252, ca. 1859 [partial manuscript]

Description: Manuscript fragment, probably from Gunn's attempt to write his memoirs.

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much rather have been lord of mine own cockloft [290 Broadway] in that free and easy city, with liberty to smile, to make my little stove red hot at any unseasonable hour I chose, and license to eleV elevate my legs on the chair or table when I pleased.

The predominate subject of conversation and source of natural interest at that period did not tend to raise one’s spirits. It was of course, the Crimean War and omnipresent. The papers contained ponderous editorials a damp drizzly night, with mud thick and slimy on the pavement, the lamps and shopfronts, cheerlessly reflected in the puddles, and a dim colored mist blanking out the dirty distance, and sat all alone, with my feet on the fender, drawn up close to the grate, the contents of which had been nearly poked out by my father [Samuel Gunn], before mounting he mounted bedwards with the rest of the family, I was [unclear word] enough. Then I yearned for New York with all my heart and would

Rights: NoC-US

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Dates: ca. 1859

Type(s): Manuscript
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Maker/Creator: Gunn, Thomas Butler, 1826-1903

Subjects: Crimean War, 1853-1856
Newspapers
Diaries

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