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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 13, page 7, June 3-4, 1860

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Identifier: DX02669169

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 13, page 7, June 3-4, 1860

Description: Describes the arrival of a package from his family in England, including a letter from his brother, Sam.



A Parcel from Home.

[remain]ing. Left myself at 10 and did half a page or so of scribbling. [Frank] Cahill came up on the roof for ten minutes — the first time he has appeared in the house since yesterday-morning — but soon went away again, not returning all night.

4. Monday. Writing “Momus” work. Another letter from Bob Gun, of no special interest. And arrival of the home-parcel confided to Simpson, Dick Bolton’s friend, last November. Little notes, a knick-knack from Hannah [Bennett], an ambrotype of Sam [Gunn]’s wife [Minnie Gunn] (in which her pretty face has sustained considerable damage, from the glass on which it is photographed being accidentally-cracked) and a pretty long letter from Sam, in which he narrates his fortunes, since his removal “from that wretched south-end of London,” Walworth to “the top of the hill,” Harrow. “I had my eye on the place before,” he writes, “so I sells my Walworth concern, after five years, for about what I gave for it, makes a journey and walks into this, now my shop, and politely tells the old gentleman that I understood his retail was for sale, a very great fib and good guess. x x I next got an introduction to the Rev. Dr. Vaughan, head master of the school, and thoroughly stocked the shop, spend-

coverage:New York, New York
coverage:Harrow, England

Rights: NoC-US

Place: United States
New York

Dates: 1860-06-03

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Boardinghouses
19th century


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