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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 10, page 122, February 22-24, 1859

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Identifier: DX03299321

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 10, page 122, February 22-24, 1859

Description: Describes letters received from his mother, sister Rosa, and half-sister Mary Anne Greatbatch.

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days! Aunt Bessie, too, is sick; her child, a girl of 13, taller than her mother. John Mitchell at Cambridge, Minnie [Mitchell] a governess in the north of England, the rest of the family "not very prosperous" in Australia — their fat, selfish mother caring little about them, I trow. A strong item about the Heaths. "Both" Mrs H's children dead. "Tilly [Jenkins]" at a finishing school. Rosa [Gunn] writes principally of Albert Smith's Chinese Entertainment. Drawing & writing. A dash at "Paul Gower." Up till 2.

23. Wednesday. Drawing till the afternoon, then down town; to Pic, Constellation and Nic-nax Offices. A lovely spring day. Writing & drawing till 12 P.M. A letter from Mary Anne [Greatbatch] this morning. She is "taking quinine for the ague"; the boys [Fred and Edward Greatbatch] have left their work on the railroad, little doing, times gloomy, "about $82" owing her, she owing a doctor's bill and for some board; the boys will have about $153" coming to them. About $400 were left unpaid on the farm &c. A sad look out for them.

24. Thursday. Drawing on wood. By 5 1/2 down town, looked in at Nic-nax Office, then to Brooklyn. Encountered old Thorpe on the ferry boat — once F. Leslie's editor, now of the Custom-house and Spirit of the Times, into the last of which he has recently purchased, at Richards' death. Walked awhile with him in Brooklyn; anon to Oxford St. Grace [Eldredge]'s eighteenth birthday. [Jesse] Haney there, and in the course of the evening, Mort Thomson, Ed Wells and [Frank] Cahill.

Rights: NoC-US

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Dates: 1859-02-22

Type(s): Diary
Page

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

Subjects: Diaries
Authors
Birthdays

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