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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 13, page 9, June 4, 1860

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Identifier: DX02670630

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 13, page 9, June 4, 1860

Description: Describes a letter received from his brother, Sam.

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and Fortunes.

get more, Harrow being considered rather a crack place. He [Samuel Gunn] “wears the whole of the hair nature gave him,” and “looks quite ferocious. All of us boys are now alike, excepting Edwin [Gunn], and he only shaves his upper lip.” He “had a letter from Mrs. Tyler (from Australia, I suppose) last spring, saying they were much reduced in circumstances and both in bad health, also coming home;” when Sam “immediately sent them a letter of credit, for as much as” he “could possibly spare, but has heard nothing since. Our father [Samuel Gunn, Sr.] “lent” Sam £50, when he went to Harrow for which, he writes, “I pay more interest than he could get elsewhere: I shall return the whole to him x x he ought to have given it me, but never mind. I never bother him now, it being no use and only frets him — as he always has been so he ever will be, to the end of the chapter. We might have had a much worse father and could not have had a much better mother [Naomi Gunn].” Thus Sam; a pleasant characteristic picture. I always think of him tenderly; he is such a good fellow, such a grown boy. Writing till 4; boy up from [Frank] Cahill for words to cuts. Down-town, to “Momus,” [Jesse] Haney’s and “Nick-nax” offices, none of the folks at either. After supper, off to 16th street. An hour with

Rights: NoC-US

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Dates: 1860-06-04

Type(s): Diary
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Maker/Creator: Gunn, Thomas Butler, 1826-1903

Subjects: Diaries

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