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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 5, page 16, August 12-14, 1852

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Identifier: DX01185524

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 5, page 16, August 12-14, 1852

Description: Mentions an incident in which a boy was run over by an omnibus.

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drawings till 7, then out to supper at Van Name & Bushs. A glass at the Shades, then return to finish my father [Samuel Gunn]’s letter, wrote on till midnight & completed it.

13. Friday. Randall came for minor cuts. Work on the others. Down town at 1, dined at French’s, left block at Randall’s, called at Sachem & Lantern Offices & Post Office, sending off letters & papers. Return, work on wood till 6, then to Goslings for supper, where I met the elder [Albert] Brown, who told me the particulars of his leaving Beach Street, where he is now excommunicated by Bell book & Candle. Walked out with him, up Broadway far as Grand Street, (where a luckless boy chanced to be run over by an omnibus;) — being perched behind one vehicle, & stumbling, another passed right over him. We saw the rush & throng into a doctor’s shop. There’ll be some mother’s heart aching with sorrow to-night.) Left Brown, — he’s prosy &c — nothing in him. At Mr [Joseph] Greatbatchs [174 Mulberry St.]. Arranged with Joe [Greatbatch] about a sea-side journey on the morrow.

14. Saturday. Goslings at breakfast. Met Long. Return to room, drawing on wood. Down town — about the room of Randall &c being delayed till 1/2 past 3 for blocks, owing to the sullen laziness of bare necked b’hoy-looking Banker. Called at the Lantern Office and at Lockingtons. To [Cornelius] Mathews & to Reveille Office with cuts. Return, (Joe had started.) Called at Mr Greatbatchs. Then to South Ferry, per omnibus. Crossed to Brooklyn. Met

Rights: NoC-US

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Dates: 1852-08-12

Type(s): Diary
Page

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

Subjects: Diaries
Transportation
Buses
Children
Death

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