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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 5, page 224, June 19-20, 1853

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Identifier: DX01288911

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 5, page 224, June 19-20, 1853

Description: Comments on the Brown family.


North River, and the Ocean Steamships. Sate talking on many things till 7, when we went off to Florence’s in Broadway to sup, I & Charley [Damoreau]. Talk of the Brown Family at length. Of the New Orlean’s brother Henry [Brown]. How by a “masterly” legal swindle in bankruptcy he had acquired some $20,000 or so, two years back. How George [Brown], and his precious wife [Margaret Bartholomew Brown] with her dowry of children came down at his invitation. Did nothing, spent money. Wife who in her “pomes” was always “Dear-Fredding” him, and talking how she only wanted a sackcloth frock, bare cottage and love, did in sober prose squander, and idle, and bedrabble herself; how he — George, “hadn’t any shirts,” how indolence and dissipation, folly and selfishness played the devil with the lot. Harry seems to be the fast man. Gambles away his ill gotten thousands, drinks and the rest of it. Albert [Brown] inane, idle and — nothing. George sick, spitting blood, expecting death at “Pine Woods” — wife with him, amusing herself as wont, scandal busy about her. Fitting sister for Mrs [Rebecca] Kidder! / Back to Collin’s Hotel for Charley’s good sister, and walked about Saint John’s Park till 10 or later.

20. Monday. Breakfast at Goslings. Post Office. Wells & Webb. Picayune &c. Back to work. Dunsier

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1853-06-19

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Women


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