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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 1, page 159, August 31-September 4, 1850

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Identifier: DX09577588

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 1, page 159, August 31-September 4, 1850

Description: Mentions the arrival of singer Jenny Lind in America by steamer and a visit to a dentist.


after he [Charles Brown] arrives, greatly disconsolate and partially indignant at the non arrival of his Annie [Ward], as expected. Consoled him and defended her to him; and read during the evening.


1. Sunday. Reading all day. A bit of a walk at the dock ending the street in the morning, where I found the populace thronging, awaiting the arrival of the Atlantic Steamer and Jenny Lind, which occurred in the afternoon. Evening dull, matagrabolized and dispirited to an unusual degree. [Dillon] Mapother called to get me out for a walk: — declined, not being fit for it. Brown came home, and we were just getting into a pleasant, thoughtful book-talk, when Joe [Greatbatch] called and marred the evening.

2. Monday. Writing letters all day. To M [Mary Bilton], and to [William] Barth. Rain and wind storm out of doors. Splenetic and matagrabolized.

3. Tuesday. To [168] Duane Street, then to Post Office, “Life” Office, where I found Mattice, he having returned. Then a few dreary, successful calls. Then dropped in at [Warren] Butlers and had a bit of talk with him. Afternoon reading and drawing. Evening out with Brown to Schnieder Rohr’s where he tried on his matrimonial coat. Then a call at Duane, return & talk and fumigation. Blue devils.

4. Wednesday. Calling for Mr [Henry] Hart, with him to Brooklyn and dentist Stratton. After more than an hours waiting (during which time he was operating on an old lady, who was etherized, having to have ten teeth extracted, our turn came. Scraping and stopping. Stratton a

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1850-08-31

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Women
Books and reading


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