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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 2, page 36, January 12-13, 1851

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Identifier: DX09841798

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 2, page 36, January 12-13, 1851

Description: Mentions receiving a gift of an apple from Lotty Kidder.

latter. Evening, after a somewhat sombre reflective but healthy talking-to with [William] Barth, the three of us went to [E.H.] Chapins. A crowded church. I had a seat in the pulpit stairs. Mr [Henry] Hart and Dillon [Mapother] there. The Sermon are expressy in advance of the movement for the earlier dosing of stores and merchant’s offices. A good course, and not unworthy of the man, affording scope for healthy truths, though not a grand subject, or a wide one. The service and sermon over, all five walk down Broadway, and take a quiet stroll on the Battery. Parting with Mr Hart and Dillon at the Ferry, we walk to [177] Canal. A general oyster stew and glass, then to our rooms and bed. Charley returned half an hour ere this consummation. His brother Albert [Brown] has the small pox. “Lotty” hath been very sick this past week but is convalescent. So mote it be. Sorry should I be to think of her bright smile dimmed by sickness.

Of Barth I have passed harsh judgment. He hath a kind heart and a generous nature. Let me think well of him, yet. Let no manifestation of goodwill unto me pass unregarded, or be taken as a right, Martin Chuzzlewit -fashion.

13. Monday. Down town. At Park Place, at [John N.] Genin’s, at the “Era” Office &c. Met Rascal Hawkins, who telleth that he projecteth a new paper “The Sunday Tribune.” Drawing from the Art Journal during the Afternoon, head gear. Evening, thus present, doing the same. A pleasant incident. Charley bringeth here a bright red waxen-looking apple done up in paper with ascription

“To Charley’s friend Tom

from his friend Lottie

(rather small)”

Rights: NoC-US

Place: United States
New York

Dates: 1851-01-12

Type(s): Diary
Page

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

Subjects: Diseases
Food
Diaries
Religion
Sermons
Women
Battery Park (New York, N.Y.)
Boardinghouses
19th century
Oysters
Smallpox
Hats

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