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Identifier: DX09890627

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 2, page 47, February 12-14, 1851

Description: Mentions Charles Brown's upcoming departure to Boston for work.


12. Wednesday. To Park Place and saw Master Fred [Anderson], sitting all alone, fumigating and reading [David] Copperfield. His father [Charles F. Anderson] still at Washington. To [John N.] Genins and got paid $12. A call at the Era Office, another at Spottiswoode’s, and unsuccessful as to the home sent parcel, then to the post Office, then to the Office of Holdens Mag whereat I had a pleasant chat with [Henry] Fowler; anon to Bobbett and Edmonds, (in whose employ I found Baudoin, who gave me his address [word crossed out] and invite to call on him.) Returning to [177] Canal met Mr Greatbatch by the way.

13. Thursday. Charley [Brown] announcing that he is engaged to work on the engraving for a certain projected newspaper at Boston, at $10 per week, and resolveth to start on the morrow, I postpone my intent to West Chester. A drawing on mahogany to do, for [William] Roberts, Charleys boss. At it all the afternoon and evening. Charley out late at his lady-love’s [Charlotte Kidder]. Cross with us, namely I and Alf Waud pretty nigh all day. He rather sick, so we coddle him. A [word crossed out], quaint, social Yankee is he. [Haydon] Hall the elder off for Genesee this day. Joe Greatbatch called in the evening, and I had a walk with him.

14. Friday. To Roberts with the sketch for drawing. He not arrived. So after half an hours reading at “the O’Donoughue” walked to the Era Office. Talk with [Thomas] Picton and his co-mates, and from him got a check for the $13 owing me. Returned to Chamber Street and found that Roberts had not done the like, so walked up Centre, back, cashed check, purchased some cigars for Charley,x and to dinner. After, through a dull rain with him to Roberts. Saw the man, got mahogany block, talked half an hour and returned. Charley having postponed his departure to the morrow, we have a last social evening together. Sad enough was I to think of his going; — ‘tis only when end comes that we duly value those about us. An end to our pleasant book talks, and little mental set-to’s and badinage now. Well, all good thoughts go with him. To bed by eleven, but what with heat of fire and busy


x Ass for doing it. June. 1851.

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1851-02-12

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Books and reading


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