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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 1, page 17, August 13-20, 1849

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Identifier: DX08852747

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 1, page 17, August 13-20, 1849

Description: Regarding the other boarders in his new boardinghouse, a disagreement with publisher Appleton, and letters George Bolton received from home stating that John Harris and Conworth's sister are dying.


about him, indeed he’s been a fireman and run after “der Machine” in time past. The other denizens of this place are a drunken Englishman, [Jabez] Wing, a down-easter, a painter, and a carpenter. Whist playing one night, walk and ride on the Ferry boat with George [Bolton] on another. Wrote to M [Mary Bilton]. Mosquitoes to a horrible extent by night. Thunder and lightning, frogs croaking —

16. Thursday. To New York and Appletons [D. Appleton and Co.] in the afternoon, calling in at The American Hotel and seeing “Charley” by the way. More disagreeables with Appleton. Bah!

17. Friday. Drawing still. In the Evening George coming in, tells me he has had letters from England, that old John Harris is dying. And also that “Conworth’s sister is dying !” I know he fancied he loved her and that the fancy was of years continuance — yet, oh yet he played whist with us in the Evening — verily ‘tis strange. The words sounded sadly in my ears — yet I never saw her more than once. But tis always a sad thing to hear of a young girl’s dying.

18. Saturday. Drawing still. Evening with Wing to the “Pork store.” Left them and called in at The American Hotel

19. Saturday. Letter writing all day, to my mother [Naomi Butler Gunn], Naomi [Gunn], and to M. In the evening, with Joe [Greatbatch] and George, had a sail with Wing, his “boss” (who accompanied us; about the bay, Communipaw wards, &c. very pleasant.

20. Monday. Drawing till evening — then with Wing and

Rights: NoC-US

Place: United States
New York

Dates: 1849-08-15

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Boardinghouses
19th century
Fire fighters
Card games


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