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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 7, page 207, February 21-26, 1856

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Identifier: DX03925034

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 7, page 207, February 21-26, 1856

Description: Mentions talking to Abbott and Wiley about the package he is to receive from home, and their speculations about what has happened to it.


[William] Boutcher and kindly George Clarke. Surprised in the afternoon by a bit of a letter from my mother [Naomi Butler Gunn] and Naomi [Gunn], about a little parcel sent for me through Wileys the booksellers. Kelly up too.

22. Friday. To Division Street, (on mistake) to get bill for $18 cashed — given me by Abbott, but didn’t find the man. To Abbotts and saw him, and others, politicians &c, champagne drinking. Preparations for militia parading. The ice formed in an immense barricade in the centre of the street. Washingtons birthday. To room and Boarding House Physiology. Wrote till 11 1/2.

23. Saturday. Down town to Post Office, and calls for [Joseph] Greatbatch’s papers &c. Called at Abbotts and Wileys. They suppose the parcel may be in the “Pacific” of which vessel no tidings have been heard for an ominous time. To room and writing.

24. Sunday. In doors, with the exception of a rapid forenoon’s walk, calling first at [A.F.] Banks, unsuccessfully, then at Montgomery’s. A most unlucky, un-knowable fellow is Banks. He has now quarreled with, and been cut by Montgomery. In the evening to hear [E.H.] Chapin preach.

25. Monday. Down town, to tailors for trouser reparation and Catherine Street with Abbotts bill. Met little Davis the sailor gild carver and guilder. He is in business in New York, and thrives. Writing.

26. Tuesday. Down town once. Writing.

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1856-02-21

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Diaries


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