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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 1, page 76, January 16-18, 1850

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Identifier: DX08727062

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 1, page 76, January 16-18, 1850

Description: Mentions letters he received from his family, and describes the scene at the Empire City office after the editor Hawkins was arrested.


hateful people round you. Save Hughie [Muir]’s good-tempered face, and that of old [Bill] Collinson, all beasts, and sulky ones. No cleanliness — wish I was out o’this.

17. Thursday. “Mose [among the Britishers]”. To the Post-Office. Got letters from Home, (— O blessed word!) From my mother [Naomi Butler Gunn], Samuel [Gunn] and Naomi [Gunn] also a few lines from my father [Samuel Gunn, Sr.] — (I ought to have written to him before.) My sister Naomi’s letter provoked sympathetic tears — I love her dearly, she is quick in sympathy — I never was better pleased than once, when George Bolton spoke of similarity in our dispositions. If it be so, and my vanity will readily wish to believe it, she has all the good and none of the bad traits of character. / Two “Examiners” from Edwin [Gunn]. In my Mother’s letter, the news of the death of Mr. Evans of John St Chapel, — where I was, oh how often in times bygone with her [Mary Bilton]. And then some hundreds of his hearers followed him to the grave. — Was she not among them, I wonder.

18. Friday. Over to New York to get the Ј5 check sent me by my father cashed. Then through driving rain, splashing mud and gutter to the “Empire City Office.” Oh Teufel! what a scene, — learnt that Hawkins was in the Tombs, (prison) — having been arrested last night. All the set type had been knocked together, — small pi, nonparcel mixed, confusedly. Young fellows tell me of it — shew me part of

Rights: NoC-US

Place: United States
New York

Dates: 1850-01-16

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Boardinghouses
19th century
Publishers and publishing


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