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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 5, page 176, March 29-31, 1853

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Identifier: DX09123883

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 5, page 176, March 29-31, 1853

Description: Describes attending the burial of his nephew, Will Greatbatch.


face of a little child [Will Greatbatch]. Presently the grave was filled & we returned to our carriages again, this time I accompanied Mary Ann [Greatbatch] & her husband [Joseph Greatbatch] in the first one. We rode back briskly, talking much of the child. I supped with them, then to my room [290 Broadway] & bed early.

30. Wednesday. Drawing, Picayune work &c. Evening, with [Alfred] Waud to the Gymnasium, there commencing practice, by weight-pulling & chest-expanding betwixt upright parallel poles. The rest of the fellows at Calisthenics. Afterwards, they held a preliminary meeting anent on approaching Exhibition they’re about getting up. Leaving, we went to Erfords & anon came in [Alfred] Swinton & [Joseph H.] Brightly, (the latter having just returned from Philadelphia,) and presently [Charles] Damoreau. So we stayed till midnight & then parted, homewards.

31. Thursday. Sick all day. Indigestion. [words crossed out] Down town twice, & did big Picayune drawing. Will Kidder with some boy friend called in the evening, but soon left. Waud came, staying awhile, then he off to the Gymnasium, & I, to bed by 8.

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1853-03-29

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Cemeteries
Funeral rites and ceremonies


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