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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 4, page 168, July 12, 1852

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Identifier: DX01155064

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 4, page 168, July 12, 1852

Description: Describes dining and visiting with Frank Royal.


of the workshop. Bush was there [at Frank Royal’s], one of the sojournes’s in time past at Holt’s [168 Duane St.]. I’d a very pleasant evening. The men were neither very brilliant, or highly educated, but they talked common sense, and were sincere and honest of heart. They had a home feeling, and love of home attributes about them. They were not selfish nor egotistic, nor vain; — they did not detract from, or envy anybody. Nothing was said or done that jarred against good feeling. Humble folk are happy folk, and a working man need not be vulgar. Royal’s wife came about 10, and a bustling good tempered woman she proved, — we must needs have some of her cherry & currant pie, and so we did, and then set-to singing. She sang too, both pleasantly and in good taste. Dobdens songs and such as were liked thirty years

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1852-07-12

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Food


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