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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 8, page 148, February 1-7, 1857

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Identifier: DX03664635

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 8, page 148, February 1-7, 1857

Description: Describes Ellen Levison's funeral.

Transcription:

and Rawson Gill walked. It was to no great distance. Up Bleecker Street, through the miry snow crossings and over the slippery side-walks, into Carmine. A few blocks southward, and then down steps and a narrow passage to the rear of a church, where within a dank looking vault the coffin was deposited. (It will be conveyed to Greenwood in the spring.) The people stood peeping in awhile, and then we turned and retraced our steps. It was a mild clear day overhead, and the sun shone brightly.

Mrs L [Mary Levison] didn’t appear at dinner, nor any more that day. [William] Levison did, and tried, bravely enough to put a stout heart on the matter. But the man is sadly cut up about it. I’m very sorry for him. Everybody is, and will feel kinder towards him than usual for a time.

To [Frank] Bellew’s for an hour or so, at night.

2. Monday. [European] Office. Afternoon and evening writing. A letter from Andrew with proofs of cuts.

[3. Tuesday through 7. Saturday] Office as usual. The Colonel [Hugh Forbes] tells me, one morning, my services won’t be required next week as “they wish to retrench expenses.” [Thomas] Paterson is absent for the greater portion of this week in consequence of the death of one of his children and the sickness of others. Weather atrocious, mud-mid-leg deep in the streets, with rivers of slush. Myself, individually, out of sorts, bad cold, rocking nervous headaches, sore throat, perpetual

Rights: NoC-US

Place: United States
New York

Dates: 1857-02-01

Type(s): Diary
Page

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

Subjects: Boardinghouses
19th century
Funeral rites and ceremonies
Diaries
Publishers and publishing
Newspapers
Winter

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