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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 9, page 38, December 13-15, 1857

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Identifier: DX03433030

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 9, page 38, December 13-15, 1857

Description: Describes a letter received from his half-sister Mary Anne Greatbatch.


[accom]panying me to the door. Rang again and again. All out. To [Mortimer] Thomson's. He just gone to New York to attend a rehearsal of Van Amburgh and elephantine performances. Sat talking for a hour and a half with the two Mrs Thomsons [Anna and Sophy] and another lady, there present. Doesticks' wife looking as pretty, and good, and innocent as ever. Was shown a series of daguerrotypes of her, from the age of five and upwards — he & Thomson — appearing, also, in most of them. Ah! happy Doesticks! married to the girl he loves and prosperous. And, I believe, thoroughly deserving his happiness.

Returned to [Frank] Pounden's, and to bed.

14. Monday. New York again. Harpers and elsewhere. Nothing to do. [132] Bleecker St and stockwork — my novel. Major Piercy came up. While I was down stairs at dinner [Jesse] Haney brought [Frank] Cahill home, he (Cahill) being exceedingly drunk. Took him up to his room and bed. He had been drinking with Sol Eytinge and Rosenberg. [George] Arnold called in the afternoon. Went to see the Jewell’s in Greene St, their new boarding house, this evening.

15. Tuesday. Breakfasted at Honey's, then down town, to Harper’s, Post Office &c. Met Wurzbach and Roberts at the entrance of a tavern in Reade Street. Up town by 2. Letters from Mary Anne [Greatbatch] and from George Bolton. The former writes that she and her boys [Fred and Edward Greatbatch] are better in health, though still weak from Ague, that her eyes are bad, that she has received a letter from “home” (poor thing! she always calls it home!) containing "a few lines from father [Samuel Gunn]," that according to Michigan law she has chosen an administrator to the property, the settlement of matters being fixed for the third week in December. There are some outstanding debts, but creditors cannot claim until twelve months have elapsed, unless the fact of the land being on a "school section"

Rights: NoC-US

Place: United States
New York

Dates: 1857-12-13

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Boardinghouses
19th century


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