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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 5, page 70, October 18, 1852

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Identifier: DX01207525

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 5, page 70, October 18, 1852

Description: Mentions Charley Brown's return to New York for a visit.


to Wells & Webb’s &c, finally at 1 o’clock returned to building with a pocket full of newspapers and a huge pile of wood-blocks for drawing on. Entring [Entering] Swinton & Fay’s room [290 Broadway], to my extreme surprise there I found — Charley Brown! He had come on from Boston, accompanying his sister [Emma Brown], and with his brother Alfred [Brown] called here. But little suffering from of old — perchance his manner, his eloquential, egotistical flourishing a trifle exaggerated, that’s all. He was in mighty spirits. An hours uproarous badinage & quaint personalities, then, with him, his brother, [Alfred] Waud & [Alfred] Swinton we all went to Clems’ and dined together. He off with brother to call on [William] Roberts & elsewhere, I to my room & work. Drawing hard till 6, when Charley came, — and a few minutes afterwards the washerwoman coming for my foul linen — who has been owed the sum of $4.50 by Charley — ever since he left New York. —

(I was responsible for this rencontre, albeit Brown knew it not. [words crossed out]. Justifiable treason, I’m sure. She’s a poor woman, has to support a sick husband — & Charley could pay her, & should!) He was rather humiliated, when she asked, finally promising to send it on

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1852-10-18

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Debt
Working class women


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