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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 8, page 38, August 10-13, 1856

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Identifier: DX03505484

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 8, page 38, August 10-13, 1856

Description: Regarding a visit from Grosse, who gives news of William Barth and other acquaintances.


afternoon, during his [William Kidder’s] absence. He was ashamed to be living in that part of the city. He had some property and occasionally got a little money. Mrs K [Rebecca Morse] had lived with him as long as his fortune lasted. This with more, he communicated, and then I left.

Looked in at Edwards’. All the girls [Eliza, Matty, and Sally Edwards] on the back piazza, father [George Edwards] and mother [Sarah Edwards] out of town. [Jesse] Haney acting as Pater familias nocturnally.

11. Monday. Down town as usual in the morning. Drawing and writing the rest of the day, mostly the latter. Sent letter to Alf Waud.

12. Tuesday. Much as yesterday. Writing. Illish. Allie Vernon called on [William] Levison. Saw her.

13. Wednesday. Down town &c. Called at Masons. Grosse, one of [William] Barth’s Mackinaw comrades visited me in the afternoon. From him I learnt that Barth is now at Warrington, Florida, having thrown up his Michigan practice in order to get a $100 a month berth — which, on his arrival the medical donor had given to his son. So Barth has set up in business there. Grosse, who is now free of the army says Barth was doing well in Michigan, and acted injudiciously in throwing it up there. Stuber and wife are also in Florida, indeed all the Gardiner family. Creecy has run away from his wife. Henry the little Englishman I once visited at Fort Hamilton, is dead of the

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1856-08-10

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Diaries


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