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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 1, page 10, July 26-28, 1849

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Identifier: DX08823340

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 1, page 10, July 26-28, 1849

Description: Gives his thoughts on suicide. Comments on pursuing work with local publishers and his frustration with the difficulties of ''getting up fortune's ladder.''


first love, ambition, the bliss of loving, with the final “And it has come to this — ” But I should say that it is more often done in a moment of excitement, not thoughtfully. / Joe [Greatbatch] and George [Bolton] calling in the Evening went out with them. Bagatelle and whist at tavern kept by an Englishman.

27. Friday. New York. [Benjamin F.] Childs unwell. Saw his ill-looking and ill mannered partner [Albert H.] Jocelyn. Half an hour at Bobbett and Edmonds, then a call on [James] Stringer. Decisions as to “Mose” and the Railway trip postponed to Next Week. [words crossed out] A walk with George about the Waterside, in the Evening. If I augur aright he’ll return home ere three months has passed.

28. Saturday. Called twice at Childs’ in the morning; he out both times. A call at Robert Roberts. He out of town. Talk with his man. Another unsuccessful call at Childs in the afternoon. Returned blue devilled, head-hanging down, snarl-faced, and thinking that I ought not to finding getting up fortune’s ladder so difficult. Evening looked in at the Pork Store. Plenty of musquittoes and but comparatively few customers. Mr. [Joseph] Greatbatch called there.

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1849-07-26

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Whist
Publishers and publishing
Bagatelle (Game)
Card games


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