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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 1, page 91, February 19-26, 1850

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Identifier: DX09282502

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 1, page 91, February 19-26, 1850

Description: Mentions his work, a visit with the Greatbatch family, and receiving a letter from his mother and his sister, Naomi.

[19. Tuesday through 22. Friday] In-doors, at work on “Mose [among the Britishers],” till about 10 at night generally. Venturing out, on, (I think Wednesday evening, with intent to call at Christopher Street, sprained my ancle [ankle] — (the ancle) extremely. Sat down on door-step for half an hour, then limped back in agony. Bathed and bandaged it, then to bed and little sleep. Lame. unable to wear a boot.

23. Saturday. In the afternoon called on Warren Butler. He out. To Empire City Moore’s for my “Revelations” MS. Fellow talked about a drama of his, founded on [William Harrison] Ainsworth’s “Critch-ton!”

24. Sunday. Writing to [William] Boutcher all this morning, and part of the afternoon; when [Bill] Collinson called. Out with him. Leaving him at Mulberry Street, in company with his estimable friend, (who we found lying on a bed, in a dirty room, littered with leather, and smelling woundily of cobler’s-wax;) I walked to Christopher Street. There at Tea, and till-9 in the Evening. Returning to [168] Duane, some talk of Disunion — Abolition, Henry Clay and Niggers: among Martin and other boarders.

25. Monday. At work till 10 at night on “Mose.” Going ahead first rate.

26. Tuesday. Out for lithographic crayons. Called on Bobbett and Edmonds and on [Warren] Butler. (latter didn’t cash up.) “Mose.” Joe Greatbatch called, and sat half an hour or so. Afterwards, his father [Joseph Greatbatch], with a letter for me. From home. Letter from my dear Mother [Naomi Butler Gunn] and Naomi [Gunn]. I couldn’t draw any more this night, — heart too full. Heart-easing tears at what Naomi says’ how they

Rights: NoC-US

Place: United States
New York

Dates: 1850-02-19

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Boardinghouses
19th century
Wounds and injuries
Slavery, abolition, and emancipation
Politics and government
African Americans


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