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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 1, page 154, August 16-18, 1850

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Identifier: DX09555733

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 1, page 154, August 16-18, 1850

Description: Comments on Charles Brown's courtship of Annie Ward.


fumigation. And [Charles] Brown, at great length descanteth of his wooing; narrating divers anecdotes of his lady-love. [words crossed out] / “Annie [Ward], why do you wear a black bonnet for?” “Charley (very gravely and tenderly) — you should not ask such questions, but since you have asked I’ll tell you. This bonnet was originally of another color, but it has been dyed!” Now there’s not one girl in a thousand who’d say such a thing as that. Again “She actually had the cheek to tell me “If you had called this afternoon you would have found me busy whitewashing.” He’ll be very happy with her, I doubt not, and am sure she deserves it.

17. Saturday. To [168] Duane Street; then to Atlas Office, and got the $5 for drawing. Then to “Life Office” to [Jonathan F.] Badeau, to [Ben] Kirsteins — In the afternoon to an advertising Architect. Man with big feet, and Irish at that, with an accent, and in a perfectly wild state. Terms wouldn’t do. To Badeaus & — got paid! Eureka! Called in at [Warren] Butlers, and walked partly the way back with Brown. Evening Joe [Greatbatch] called; out with him to Duane Street. Walk with [Henry] Hart & [Dillon] Mapother. Subsequently with the two latter looked in at the Partridge, where [Frank] Royal and Edwards were imbibing.

18. Sunday. Called at Clarkson Street. Mary Ann [Greatbatch] very sick, and has been so for some weeks. Then to Duane, then back to dinner. Reading [Thomas] Carlyle in the afternoon. Evening, a Battery and Rabineau lounge with [William] Hunter and Mapother. Bet with the latter. Mr Hart off for Philadelphia for a day.

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1850-08-16

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Courtship
Battery Park (New York, N.Y.)
Books and reading
Clothing and dress


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