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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 9, page 94, March 8-9, 1858

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Identifier: DX03479580

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 9, page 94, March 8-9, 1858

Description: Describes a letter from his sister, Naomi Gunn, giving news of friends and acquaintances in England.

Transcription:

and body and says he will never leave home any more!" — God be kind to him [Samuel Gunn, Sr.]! Naomi [Gunn] writes that Mrs [Eliza] Williams, [William] Barth's sister had been mother to three children, one died, and two are "out at nurse in the country;" she "couldn't have them at home in the business." Mrs Walenn has a boy and a girl. Mrs [Sarah] Barth is said to have disease of the heart, is now at Brighton. Handsome Louisa Hogarth is said to be consumptive — the more's the pity — she was a lovely girl. Mrs Annoot has seven children — Rosa [Gunn] and Naomi godmother's to the last. Honest England! where the mothers have big families and don't think abortion an institution quite proper and convenient! Mrs Parkins has tumbled and broken her arm. I wonder if she were drunk at the time. Parkins married her from a kitchen, and has to lock up his cellar to keep her from inebriating herself. Mrs Dakins — a handsome little woman with a clever husband, he did Ingoldsby's "Little Vulgar Boy" in character with immense effect at our party — has three children. They, the Dakins have got "my book" to read. Finally Naomi writes that my mother [Naomi Butler Gunn] is "wonderfully well and cheerful — which she need be, for there is always groaning going on on the other side of the fire place."

9. Tuesday. Mrs [Elizabeth] Gouverneur dislocated her arm yesterday, by a fall on the slippery pavement. Mrs [Catharine] Potter learnt this by a call. Mrs G screamed so horribly that all the house heard her, fancying she'd sure to die of the injury. She is to the last degree afraid of death. I'm sorry the woman’s hurt, though she is a fool and a liar. [Frank] Cahill got into a squabble last night with the pair of Watsons — the one [Frederick Watson] the little, low, greasily-smiling cockney who does the theatricals for the Sunday Courier. It was at Honeys, about

Rights: NoC-US

Place: United States
New York

Dates: 1858-03-08

Type(s): Diary
Page

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

Subjects: Abortion
Boardinghouses
19th century
Children
Diaries
Women

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