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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 8, page 33, July 31-August 5, 1856

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Identifier: DX03643268

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 8, page 33, July 31-August 5, 1856

Description: Contrasts Louisa Jacobs with Grace Eldredge.


Dentists in the Evening, at the N. Y. University Chapel, to report the same for the “Times.” To the office with it, afterwards.


1. Friday. Letter from [Alfred] Waud to Mrs [Celina] Jewell. Took it to her. Down town. To [James] Partons in the afternoon. He not present till 9 or so. A pleasantish time, sitting at the threshold with the family. The girls, Grace (Fanny’s daughter) and Louisa Jacobs form an exquisite contrast. Grace with her fair, bright, light brown hair in long curls, innocent and pleasant maiden face, heighth and pink summer dress; and the other with her [word crossed out] lustrous silky black hair worn Madonna wise, warm complexion and white dress presented quite a picture. We talked and played guessing proverbs.

2. Saturday. Down town. Times, Picayune Post Office &c &c. Jewells in the evening. Writing during the day.

3. Sunday. With [Jesse] Haney to Partons in the afternoon. Much as on Friday. Haney left at 8, I at 10.

4. Monday. Writing, and down town in the afternoon.

5. Tuesday. In doors all day. Continuous but desirable rain. W W [William Waud] up in my room

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1856-07-31

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Women


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