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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 4, page 169, July 12-13, 1852

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Identifier: DX01155544

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 4, page 169, July 12-13, 1852

Description: Comments on Frank Royal's wife.


ago, with at least simple feeling, truth and some poetry in theme, not mere word-jingle as too often now-a-days. We’ve deteriorated in songs. Now this woman [Mrs. Frank Royal], (though she did drop and aspirate the H’s,) though she did call [Frank] Royal “the old man,” and sometimes slap him on the back, is an infinitely more respectable member of the community than our friend Mrs K [Rebecca Kidder]. This one is a good woman, makes her husband and homely home happy and those about her — don’t think much about herself, but about her “duty” & family Mrs K ’s perpetually worshipping herself, or indulging in myriad spites against those who don’t. Is in short an abominable Snob. Left at about half past 12.

13. Tuesday. Down town. Called at JB Holmes. (Meeting Gleason yesterday minded me of it.) Heard that Gleason had robbed him.

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1852-07-12

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Diaries


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