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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 5, page 158, February 17-19, 1853

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Identifier: DX01251133

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 5, page 158, February 17-19, 1853

Description: Describes attending a meeting of the ''Amusement and Intellectual-Marriage-Accelerating Society.''

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snobbish speech about his [Albert Brown’s] feelings. (He looked very like a huge monkey I have a recollection of in my juvenile days. I administred a big onion to him, the beast was fool enough to eat it, and then sat just like Brown, the remainder of the evening.) Some of the girls were amiable, some inane. Altogether, as they did no forfeits or romps, it was slow. One good-tempered, by no means well-favoured old maid I like much. She it was that read the Tobacco essay last week. But she was so truly unaffected, goodnatured — and a good daughter too. She crossed over to the wretched snob Alfred Brown, and really tryed [tried] to coax him into temper, but couldn’t. So he left early. We left, hurryed into cars & parted at midnight at the corner of Chamber Street.

18. Friday. Writing and drawing. A frontspiece to Alexandre Dumas’ new novel “Isaac Laquedem,” or the “Gospel according to Saint Dumas,” as the French have nicknamed it. Evening drawing awhile, then to Fulton Street, to [Joseph H.] Brightly and [Alfred] Waud. Holcomb there too. [Charles] Brown is off to Boston again in a devil of a hurry, anent his Italian born widow [Beatrice Prideaux]. Talks of letters being intercepted, hath been to the postmaster; and telegraphed &c / At the “Shades.”

19. Saturday. Down town with drawing &c, about

Rights: NoC-US

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Dates: 1853-02-17

Type(s): Diary
Page

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

Subjects: Artists
Diaries
Women
Courtship
Clubs
Societies
Monkeys
Books and reading

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