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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 5, page 161, February 23-26, 1853

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Identifier: DX01252634

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 5, page 161, February 23-26, 1853

Description: Comments on Robinson.

Transcription:

with remarkable knowingness and [word crossed out] pretense. [Fayette Robinson] Has seen the Mexican campaign, been in South America, Canada &c, knows much of Indian tribes, history and antiquities, is intimately and minutely informed of the history of his own state [Virginia]; hates 'Yankees,' and don’t like women. Has a wife, and a pretty illegitimate child by some mistress, whom his wife is fond of. Drinks to excess, habitually. Has had a good education, (is translating the "Isaac Laquedem" of [Alexandre] Dumas for Bunnell & Price, which I illustrate.) and is [words crossed out] a vicious knave withal. All the people in the boarding house, [words crossed out], did’nt like him, and he, I, & [Joseph H.] Brightly talked together at table. [words crossed out]

24. Thursday. Writing. A letter from mine own dear mother [Naomi Butler Gunn], brought by Mr [Joseph] Greatbatch at noon. Evening, [Alfred] Waud & Brightly call. To the Shades together, Waud having gilded his face first, rendering himself an awful spectacle.

25. Friday. Down town during the morning. Drawing.

26. Saturday. Down town. Drawing. Evening at [Charles] Weldon’s till midnight, he calling for me. [Charles] Brown and Waud called also.

Rights: NoC-US

Place: United States
New York

Dates: 1853-02-23

Type(s): Diary
Page

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

Subjects: Boardinghouses
19th century
Diaries
Women
Mexican War, 1846-1848
Indians of North America

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