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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 5, page 100, December 7-8, 1852

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Identifier: DX01222304

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 5, page 100, December 7-8, 1852

Description: Describes visiting Charley Brown, Alfred Brown, and their elder sister Emma.


Two hours afterwards did so, and stayed there till 11, in company with him [Charles Brown], his brother Alfred [Brown] and their elder sister [Emma Brown]. She’s a pleasant middle-aged Englishwoman, with an almost maternal air of care and love for them. We talked of Australia, National characteristics, [Charles] Dickens, Charles Lamb, Napoleon the Big and Little & discursively on everything, drank whiskey punch; and on the breaking up of the party I walked through drenching rain to my cock-loft [290 Broadway] & straightway to bed.

Charley hath confided to me (as a great secret, that his marriage with the lady of Italian [Beatrice Prideaux] birth cometh off on February next, (fitting pairing month!) Sayeth he thinks ‘twill proof [prove] a fact this time —

“But when he comes, alas! to wife!

Hey! ho! the Wind & Rain!”

8. Wednesday. Down town about noon, to Wells & Webbs, to Post-Office & to Hammetts & Hawes offices, severally, leaving portrait of little girl & derogatory-type at the former. Thence crossed to the Atlantic-Dock, Brooklyn — a lovely breezy day, and to the residence of Dunsier’s mother, willing to learn news of the man. Met him at the door, talked awhile, he walking to the Ferry with me, and after a tod

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1852-12-07

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Diaries


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