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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.''

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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

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Dates: 1849-07-26

Type(s): Diary
Page

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

Subjects: Whist
Railroads
Mosquitoes
Publishers and publishing
Suicide
Business
Bagatelle (Game)
Leisure
Card games

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