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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 7, page 135, August 11-15, 1855

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Identifier: DX03941884

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 7, page 135, August 11-15, 1855

Description: Describes a visit to Mr. Greatbatch and his family on Long Island.


having obtained my letter, the boys [Fred and Edward Greatbatch] and wagon were not there to receive [receive] me, so I had to walk over. A neat, white two story building has replaced the destroyed one. The insurance had been neglected by Mr Alcock and his lawyer, in whose hands the papers had been placed. He has rebuilt it, has a heavy law suit on hand about the sale of his business. Mary Anne [Greatbatch], by her husbands [Joseph Greatbatch’s] wish, has written to my father [Samuel Gunn] asking for $500. Had they then been aware of the death of Mr Greatbatch’s mother, that letter would have been spared.

12. Sunday. Only alloyed by mosquito bites and having to get up by 6.

13. Monday. Return to New York in the afternoon. Met Clarence Eytinge. To Canal Street bootmakers, and [A.F.] Banks, (for my pictures.) He looked in my room later. I met [Charles A.] Dana on Saturday morning last, who spoke highly of [William] Boutcher's letters. I’ve been in the "Times" Office, and had a gossip with Tuttle.

14. Tuesday. To the Picayune Office in the afternoon, where I found Alf Waud and [Jesse] Haney. Out with the latter, to the Five Points Mission house &c, then to my room; where swinging in the Liberian-made hammock, he had the tchibouque and a talk. In the evening with him, the Wauds [Alfred and William], Sol Eytinge and [Charles] Damoreau to the Jersey city bath. Alf leaving us subsequently, (for Communipaw,) we returned to New York and Haner's, where were Banks and O'Mana, the former of whom cleared out on seeing Haney and Sol Eytinge, with whom he's a feud.

15. Wednesday. Unwell, both in mind and body. I've nought to do, (Levison's at Newport for a week,) have a temporary diarrhea,

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1855-08-11

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Diaries
Five Points (New York, N.Y.)


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