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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 1, page 42, October 19-21, 1849

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Identifier: DX08958172

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 1, page 42, October 19-21, 1849

Description: Mentions the death of Robert Roberts, Baker's intention to get married, and Joe Greatbatch's visit for a day.

Transcription:

[repara]tion. Then to our room and backgammon.

20. Saturday. Drawing in the morning. Then to New York — called at the American Tract Society, enquired for Mr. [Robert] Roberts, and was informed — that he died yesterday!

As forest leaves are come and gone

So do the race of mankind hie,—

The wind up-blows, and straightway strows

The scattered leave upon the ground

But soon the wood blooms green, in bud

When the spring tide again comes round —

/ Called on Baker, — I seeing Robben by the way — bye the bye, last time I saw him, he displayed a most loving and ill-spelt letter from his mother and sister, he having written for the maternal blessing, inasmuch as he intends matrimony. / Then to the Office of the “Bubble” a paper “a la Punch” just started. Saw the Editor [John] Brougham, long talk with him, and [J.W.] Orr the Engraver, who happened to come in for certain ill-drawn, but not badly designed illustrations. Talk about my “Mose [among the Britishers]” subjects. / Walking to North Moore Street, went aboard the “Hudson”, the new Ferry boat for Jersey. Witnessing [Jabez] Wing, John Haun and Hugh [Muir] at work, paint all over ‘em. / Evening a bit of a stroll — then backgammon with Wing.

21. Sunday. Joe Greatbatch entered at 6 in the morning, come on a visit, for a day or twain. A long vagabondize

Rights: NoC-US

Place: United States
New York

Dates: 1849-10-19

Type(s): Diary
Page

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

Subjects: Boardinghouses
19th century
Poetry
Backgammon
Women
Marriage
Publishers and publishing
Engravers

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