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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 10, page 67, December 31, 1858

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Identifier: DX03254804

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 10, page 67, December 31, 1858

Description: Regarding his thoughts on New Year's Eve.


and fog. To Constellation Office. Presses busy working off inner pages. [George] Roberts there, busy. [Joseph] Brightly there. I find he has engraved the title for the paper, drawn by Rosenberg — a poor business. Back, rather despondent through the drizzle. Visited the Jewells' at night. [Albert] Brainard has, they say, called on Johnstone, to inquire about the Jewell family, says he knows Alf Waud visited the family in Ashton place, that his ex-wife [Mary Jewell Waud] also visited her mother [Celina Jewell] and sisters [Miss Celina Jewell and Cornelia Sexton], some time ago. Stayed till near twelve.


The old year is dead, now. I'm out of spirits for the task of taking stock on it. Outside my attic window it is raining fast and fine from the low, black sky which hangs over the blacker city, only a dull line of miserable wet light stretching along the horizon. Fools are banging off pistols and guns after their barbarous Yankee fashion, as though finding themselves a year nearer to Eternity — with oh! how many more sins and unfulfilled good intentions added to the account — were a thing to be exulted in.


I've not done much in the Haydon way in diarizing, but ——

Our Father which art in Heaven, let me find my right work in the world and do it. In Christ's name I ask it. Amen.

——— And deliver us from temptation,

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1858-12-31

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Newspapers
New Year


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