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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 1, page 104, April 21-24, 1850

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Identifier: DX09338558

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 1, page 104, April 21-24, 1850

Description: Mentions a sermon, seeking new work, and a visit to the Reverends Jacob and Joseph Abbott.


the Roman Catholic Church — a Bishop Hughes preaching. Sermon on death and judgment — The customary error, -death held up as a horror instead of the natural God of All; — the wise and kindly transit On “to goodness which is God.” / Afternoon the boys [Fred and Edward Greatbatch] called. So to Christopher Street with them, and there till night. Evening dragged on somewhat heavily — newspaper talk, husks of converse — Walk home staring the man out of countenance and thinking of M [Mary Bilton]. Nearly a year’s absence — Ay ole me! My heart is heavy.

22. Monday. To the “Atlas” Office. To the “Life” Office. To the (S)Harper brothers who gave me the address of a certain Mr J Abbotts — long way above Canal. So off there, rain all the way. He out; — back by 2. Reading the rest of the day. Wearied — matagrabolized.

23. Tuesday. Calling at the “Life” Office — saw Scorpionic Mearson. At “Atlas.” At Warren Butlers; — got $2 nurable dutu! Ehew! In at Nassau St. Call on Baker on Caughey, &c &. Saw Morse. In the afternoon to the Post Office with [Dillon] Mapother. Called on [Thomas W.] Strong, on Saroni A Mayor’s — at “Atlas Office.”) Joe [Greatbatch] called in the evening, — not to see me — but a certain “york town” passenger here abiding.

24. Wednesday. To the “Atlas Office.” Then to the “Reverends Jacob and Joseph Abbotts.” Greene. A drawing to make. Mild men in white neckcloths; — a superior, upper-ten girls school apparently. Two or three lady-like girls with innocent, kindly faces clustered in the room. Wonder what they thought of the poor devil of an artist, with his little

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1850-04-21

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Children
Girls' schools
Publishers and publishing
Catholic Church


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