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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 11, page 58, July 16, 1859

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Identifier: DX03054704

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 11, page 58, July 16, 1859

Description: Describes a letter received from Mrs. Church.

Transcription:

Got also at the latter a letter for an apocryphal "Mr Robert Butler Gunn," from Geneva, from Mrs Church. My first letter never reached her, the second was received on her return to Florence from a two months visit to Rome and Naples. She left Italy sooner than she had intended in consequence of the war, was in Florence during the "revolution, which looked like a festival," and is now resident in a locality familiar to her, her father (when U. S consul, I suppose) having lived there. Thinks of deferring her return till next spring. A lady's letter, friendly, rather elaborately expressed, with few details in it. Greetings desired to the 16th street folks which I shan't hurry myself to convey to their destination, as Mrs Pot [Catharine Potter] is accustomed to inquire "whether I have heard from Mrs Church"? with an air of placid knowingness peculiarly offensive. Like all low women she can't suppose the possibility of intimacy or correspondence between the sexes without warmth of interestedness. The cackling old washerwoman of a Mrs Bradbury actually left tattle of this business behind her among the folks of the new dynasty! [Frank] Cahill came in the evening, staying till 10 or later. Out of luck; the weeklies retain but don't print his writings, Florence don't bring out his farce, won't buy it out and out for $30. He is therefore out of spirits, but it don't develop fresh endeavor. He does little

Rights: NoC-US

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Dates: 1859-07-16

Type(s): Diary
Page

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

Subjects: Diaries
Women

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