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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 1, page 153, August 14-16, 1850

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Identifier: DX09551365

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 1, page 153, August 14-16, 1850

Description: Comments on how Charles Brown (later Charles Damoreau) confides in him about Annie Ward, and how he wishes he could do the same about Mary Bilton.

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long is this to last? I am conscious of something mournfully ludricous in my almost hopeless love. Hopeless? — Oh no, not that — never that Mary [Bilton], in God’s name — Here’s [Charles] Brown in fret and worry, that the girl he loves [Annie Ward] is in Boston; — he hath written, requesting her to shorten her visit, by a half, and in anxious dread of not receiving a letter from her, he even thought of telegraphing on there. He makes me his confidant, of all his heart’s thoughts, — and how my heart yearns to do the same. But no, no, no! Never yet have I babbled the dearest, saddest secret of my life and hope, nor will I now profane it, spite of the ease it would give.

15. Drawing the “B’hoys running wid der masheene” on the wood all day; till evening; then to [168] Duane Street. Stroll up Broadway with Mr [Henry] Hart and [Dillon] Mapother. At a Gymnasium in Canal Street, Brown and his two brothers [Albert and George Brown] there, (all red flannel.) Fellows doing every sort of possible and impossible performance; leaping on spring boards, revolving on cords; pstycuffing with big stuffed bag; rolling over and hooking on to poles in every variety of position. Big weights, and feats of strength for development of muscles.

16. Monday. To the “Atlas” Office, with block, calling in at the “Era” by the way. Also at “lager Bens.” Southworth and Horrick there. To the “Life” Office. Mattice not yet returned. Afternoon after a read, to [Ben] Kierstiens again, making a sketch on canvas for coloring there, divers Frenchmen &c present. Evening, a friend of Browns yclept Fogg calleth; whereupon we have brandy, punch &

Rights: NoC-US

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Dates: 1850-08-14

Type(s): Diary
Page

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

Subjects: Fire fighters
Gymnasiums
Publishers and publishing
Diaries
Women
Courtship

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