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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 1, page 134, July 1-3, 1850

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Identifier: DX09468563

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 1, page 134, July 1-3, 1850

Description: Comments on Wuthering Heights, and mentions arrangements for his journey back to New York from Boston.


intensely dreary, until I borrowed of “Bill” a certain novel, “Wuthering Heights” [unclear word] by the author of “Jane Eyre,” [Charlotte Brontл] — may‘ve, as I’ve read none of hers, but I have not herd [heard] the title used in connection with her “Shirley” or “Jane Eyre.” This same Wuthering Heights [by Emily Brontл, Charlotte Brontл’s sister] is a strange wild story, mighty original, and scarcely a personage in it has not a very devil of Temper. If tis, written by a woman, she is vastly superior in intellect to the Ellis, Bremer and L L ‘race. (Not L E L, God bless her, but the “literary [unclear word].”

2. Tuesday. Day dull and damp. Growled at the notion I shan’t be able to visit Lowell, if I wish to get back to New York by the Fourth. To [J.B.] Halls. Got two blocks. Back, at at [sic] work on them till 9 at night. Mr Samps

3. Wednesday. To J B Halls, and got paid. With him to Reddings, where I left him. Call at a big piano-forte establishment in Washington Street, as a man who invited it the other night at Parks’. From thence, and another glance at Faneuil Hall. /I do not know but that Coopers intensely dull Lionel Lincoln might not prove readable after seeing Boston. Back to Morton Place. Dinner, rain setting in thick and fast, doze till 3; then hurried off to the “depot” to inquire the time of starting and fare. Across the wet common, to the Boston & Stanington terminus. Back, bill paying, handshaking, and off again. Fare paid, seat in cars, and off I go from orderly, clean, intellectual most kindly Boston. / For a model American city I would say clear off New York from Manhattan Island, bodily transplant Phila-

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1850-07-01

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Diaries
Women authors
Fourth of July
Books and reading
Railroad travel


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