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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 2, page 43, January 26-30, 1851

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Identifier: DX09872857

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 2, page 43, January 26-30, 1851

Description: Gives his thoughts on William Barth and mentions that his trip to Niagara Falls with Homer Hall has been deferred.


pateth his [Albert Brown’s] recovery. Charley [Brown] hath been in close attendance on him for the last two days, nor has he been here since then. I “conclude to go to Byron” with Homer Hall, and now sit, all alone, having drawn “some” at 1 o’clock scoring up Diary that the morrow may be employed in making ready. To see Niagara, that I have so longed for, and so unexpectedly. I can’t resist it, and may never have such a chance again.

— Among other things much wrong in thought have I done William Barth. His heart is not corrupt, his affections intact, and if during the strange reckless life he has lead for so long sensual indulgences have been the only ones available is it so strange that he should grasp them? [words crossed out] I feel somewhat of the old warm boy feeling of friendship for him, much more than somewhat much more — now.

27. Monday. Drawing all the morning. Mr [Henry] Hart called. Afternoon downtown, meeting Mr [Frank] Royal outside the door, on issuing forth, who walked with me. To [Charles F.] Andersons, to [John N.] Genins, then to Mr Alcocks, where I saw Joe [Greatbatch], Mr [Joseph] Greatbatch and their boss, and obtained promise of Joe’s carpet bag for the evening. Parted with Mr Royal at foot of Canal. Remained indoors during the rest of the day. Mr Hart, Dillon [Mapother] and Joe calling. Trip deferred.

28. Tuesday. Down town leaving note at Genins. Rest of the day at home. Drawing during the evening. Wrote a letter to George Bolton.

29. Wednesday. Drawing all day. Mr Hart called in the morning. Homer Hall off for the country, giveth me address, and relyeth on seeing me there when I will — he himself intendeth travelling other were, at present. [Haydon] Hall the elder brother has a Chinese servant [Atchien] in the house, slim young fellow, dark complexion, hair-twisted into a knot on his head.

30. Thursday. Drawing during the morning. In the afternoon to Genins Then, intent on hunting up old [Bill] Collinson crossed to Jersey City, called on his whilome

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1851-01-26

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Niagara Falls (N.Y. and Ont.)


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