Search Our New Beta Online Collections!

Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 5, page 114, December 27, 1852

<< Back to search results

View this document

From collection:Part of:

Identifier: DX01229232

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 5, page 114, December 27, 1852

Description: Describes a visit to Chamber Street Savings Bank to make a deposit.

Transcription:

[Chamber] Street Savings Bank, where I had to wait three mortal hours, en queue, in a tremendous crowd, till I could be relieved of $80. The way was thus. As each individual arrived he was stationed in rank &c so the whole area was soon chokingly & perspiringly filled. There were folk of all sorts & nations, the major part being Irish. Fraternizing with one of the latter, a carman, I soon learnt that nought but city notes being taken, part of my intent, (that of paying in $150 was null,) wherefore I forced my way through the crowd, rushed to room, made up $80 in gold, returned through the wet, and got back into my place again, with no small effort. The throng had began to move, and wearily & perspiringly did we travel to and fro. Certain acts of good nature did I & my friendly carman do, in the way of admitting women out of their rank before us. And an honest Dutchman I noted make way for two buxom faced women, there by provoking most vixenish comment from a preturnaturally viciously-sharp old one, who endeavoured to establish a fiction that he himself, the good-tempered Teuton, had wrongfully dodged into his place. But the crowd only laughed at

Rights: NoC-US

Place:

Dates: 1852-12-27

Type(s): Diary
Page

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

Subjects: Banks and banking
Diaries
Irish
Women
Finance
Money
Germans

Permalink:
http://collections.mohistory.org/resource/185443

| More

Disclaimer: We are working to create a web-based collection index. Information available through this website should be considered "draft only."