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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 1, page 162, September 5-8, 1850

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Identifier: DX09590713

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 1, page 162, September 5-8, 1850

Description: Discusses Charles Brown's attempts to reconcile with his former fiancee, Annie Ward.

Transcription:

tice commends the ingredients of our poisoned chalice to our own lips; to [168] Duane Street. Standing outside talked with [Dillon] Mapother and two Oxfordshire born brethren for half an hour, then returned.

6. Friday. Calls for work. At Lyons (the magnetic warment destroyer) at Thomas, at Engraver [William] Roberts, where I met Mr Abbotts. To Dewitts and Davenports, where I got the address of New York by Gas-light [George G.] Foster; and went to him. A busy talkative clever man. Got a drawing accepted. Drawing two figures of Figaro during the evening, [Charles] Brown sitting opposite to me Writing.

7. Saturday. Drawing till 3, a drenching rainy day. Then to [Wardle] Corbyns where I left drawing. Called and saw Mr [Henry] Hart and Mapother; then back. At night, at Charley’s request conveyed a letter to the brother-in-law of his lady love [Annie Ward]. Sate in the pleasantly ordered front parlour (,the scene of his wooing) while he, in the rear one, (whence issued female tones) penned a few words in reply. Then back through the drenching rain-storm.

8. Sunday. A walk to Bayard Street, calling at Joe [Greatbatch]’s lodging house, he not within. Then returning my walk down Broadway, and along the North River back to [177] Canal. Reading “the Adventures of a Medical Student” a posthumous work of one Robert Douglas”, somewhat too horrific and melodrame-like. Evening, leaving Brown and his brother in deep confab, (on the cue of his rejection he had visited the girl who’d been the unintentional cause of it, and awaits a letter from her. This morn he has had an interview with Annie’s brother in law, and from that has hopes that all will be well that endeth Well. / Leaving him in converse went out to the pier at the end of the street, where

Rights: NoC-US

Place: United States
New York

Dates: 1850-09-05

Type(s): Diary
Page

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

Subjects: Women
Courtship
Boardinghouses
19th century
Books and reading
Drawing
Diaries

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