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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 5, page 24, August 27-28, 1852

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Identifier: DX01189421

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 5, page 24, August 27-28, 1852

Description: Mentions the departure of Albert Brown to New Orleans and hearing news of the marriage of Annie Mitchell.


in a great state of exhilaration & excitement told me that half an hour would witness his [Albert Brown’s] embarkation for New Orleans. He hurrying off, I after dining went to the foot of Warren Street; —but the “Crescent City” had just cleared out. I met his [Albert Brown's] brother Alfred [Brown] there, who with Mrs Pennoyer & a masculine unknown had come to witness the departure. / I marvel whether little, foolish, improper Dob [Elizabeth Dobson] knoweth of it. As an addenda to Brownian characteristics, while returning from this, in Reade Street I met Charley Brown’s victimized washerwoman, who asked me “whether he was yet in Boston, or had I heard anything of him!” [words crossed out]

28. Saturday. Up by 5 1/2, & donning trousers, & red flannel Shirt to the bathing place, where were others disporting themselves in the salt East River. Davis with us. Return, dressed & to New York, dined breakfasted at Goslings Sen, to Post Office, then to my room. Papers &c, Joe [Greatbatch] came, with a letter from home. Annie Mitchell, bright eyed, affectionate, pretty, foolish Annie Mitchell is wed to a certain Sweetapple, had it puffed in newspapers & with husband and brother Cornelius [Mitchell] off to Australia. / Were all her children to leave I wonder whether that fat old Aunt of mine would feel it? /

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1852-08-27

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Women
Working class women
Clothing and dress


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