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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 2, page 12, November 6-10, 1850

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Identifier: DX09735682

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 2, page 12, November 6-10, 1850

Description: Mentions receiving letters from home, and hopes he will not have to ask his father for money.


6. Wednesday. Office all day. Evening finished Daguerrotype. [Warren] Butler called, and remained the evening. The Frenchman Baudoin hath dunned Charley [Brown] in must ungentlemanly mode. Lent him $5.

7. Thursday. Office. [Charles F.] Anderson off for Baltimore. Met Laurie on Broadway. Letters from [William] Barth, he expecting to be in New York anon. Jabez Wing called, at dinner time, he having come on a day’s excursion from Fall River. Evening scribbling. Baudoin taketh not his meals here, to the mystification of Mrs [Elizabeth] Dob.

8. Friday. Office. Call on [Wardle] Corbyn, drawing all night. Mr [Joseph W.] Morse called, work to do. Letters from home. From my mother [Naomi Butler Gunn], from Rosa [Gunn], Naomi [Gunn] and Sam [Gunn]. My father [Samuel Gunn] I think thinks that hunger would not be so real a thing when it occurred three thousand miles away from him. A bitter thing to think, but it is the truth, though a son writes it. Well is it I have employ. My dear Sister Naomi has had seven pleasant weeks in the country — well, she will be loved go where she will. And Rosa writes most kindly — may God bless both of them, and keep me from needing my fathers coin. I must feel this, and think of it, and for long, too. Mr Johns called in the evening. He has been in West Chester &c. Wet, wet day.

9. Saturday. Office. Call on Mr Morse, — work anon. Evening, a letter from [Dillon] Mapother. Went to [Warren] Butler and [Charles] Brown’s at leaving Office and therefrom walked to [177] Canal with Charley and [Alfred] Waud, who hath all day during the week tenanted our room, save at night. Punch and talk during the evening. Writing Mr [Frank] Royal’s article.

10. Sunday. Finished Mr Royals article. (Had a letter arrive from [William] Boutcher on Friday last) A bit of a walk with Waud previous to dinner. Drawing during the sunny cold afternoon, and at night a walk. To Holts [168 Duane St.], where I saw [William] Martin and [Thomas] Fogarty,

Rights: NoC-US

Place: United States
New York

Dates: 1850-11-06

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Finance
19th century


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