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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 5, page 145, January 24-29, 1853

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Identifier: DX01244642

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 5, page 145, January 24-29, 1853

Description: Describes a visit from John Gotch.


progress, wherefore I must lump each items as I have in mind. “Picayune drawings as usual, visits from & visits to Engravers, some one or two calls at the Lantern Office, generally finding either [John] Brougham or [Thomas] Powell there; reconters with Tom Picton, evenings chiefly in company with [Alfred] Waud, perchance others down stairs also, [Alfred] Swinton &c. A visit from Field, who discourseth of a certain corn-husking machine he hath “invented.” One from John Gotch, (Joe [Greatbatch]’s fellow workman at Alcocks) who having returned from Philadelphia, departeth next week for Australia. He is a keen, money hunting, saving, money-dodged mortal, hath any number of irons in the fire. Imprimis he inquired did I want to purchase building shares he had to dispose of. Then, did I want a gold watch. Anon would I purchase a knife, and forthwith he produced a handful of them. Then he also had some thousand cigars to sell. / He intends trying antipodean mining, then perchance practising dentistry, can take daguerrotypes, and I wot not what else. He anticipates returning in two years, wedding a Philadelphia girl, and there living. He affecteth Methodism, pays the passage of a young comrade out, (to be repaid to him,) and is withal marvellously and transparently selfish. Yet will he get on in the

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1853-01-24

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Diaries
Agricultural machinery


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