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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 5, page 25, August 28-29, 1852

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Identifier: DX01189908

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 5, page 25, August 28-29, 1852

Description: States that Joe Greatbatch will depart for Australia on September 10th on the Ocean Eagle.


It is supposed that my Uncle Samuel [Butler] is dead. His was a manly, embittered spirit. His life — a sad result of early follies & disobedience to over-severe parents. I liked him much & would have liked him more, if he’d have let me. I know my mother [Naomi Butler Gunn] loved him sisterly all his life. / Joe [Greatbatch] off, he says, on the 10th, by the “Ocean Eagle.” / Down town, to the wood-peckers Randall & Co, got proofs, paid Randall, to Lantern Office, saw [Thomas] Powell; ([John] Brougham at Washington,) — to [Cornelius] Mathews, to the Reveille Office with cuts, saw Murphy, got paid for last week, and out into the rain & mud again. To the “Live & let Live” saloon, dined. Back to my room by 4, out again to purchase white lead for the benefit of the bugs, which I could not compass. So returned, dozed till 7, then puttying up holes in wall &c, writing, doing chores, a perfect hurricane of wind & rain raging without.

29. Sunday. Rain over, the streets washed cleaner than I ever witnessed before, & wind boisterous. Doing chores, and at About 10 1/2 to the Shades & breakfast. There reading papers two hours or more, returned to room. Reading, dozing, & then a most extensive swabbing & scrubbing of the floor, of one hours duration. By 5, out & to [174] Mulberry Street. There till 11 at night. Talk of Australia. Joe expects to depart on the tenth of next month.

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1852-08-28

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Insects


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