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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 1, page 43, October 21-24, 1849

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Identifier: DX08962402

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 1, page 43, October 21-24, 1849

Description: Comments on the beauty of Autumn.

Transcription:

with him and Ben Haun, Bergen wards. Trees in all the inexpressibly beautiful hues of Autumn. Of a deep purple, light yellow, green of all shades — slate and amber tinted rocks — all lovely. Leaves falling with a quiet, deliciously mournful sound. Wandered across the little burial place, where a child-brother of Ben [Haun] lay. / Afternoon and rest of the day, rain setting in sans intermission, did not stir out. Evening; all fumigating around the stove in the kitchen, [John] Rankin, Sandy, Ben, [Jabez] Wing, Joe [Greatbatch], and self. Droll story told by Wing. [six lines crossed out]

22. Monday. Drawing till Evening. Then a bit of a walk, and backgammon with Wing. Joe unwell and consequently sulky.

23. Tuesday. Drawing in the morning. Sent off a letter to Mr. [Abraham] Hart, apropos of the “Cholera Series.” Afternoon to New York, to Baker’s; to the “Bubble” office, to the “American Tract Society” — the two last calls necessary to be done again, as there was nobody visible. / Backgammon and fumigation with Wing, at Night.

24. Wednesday. Drawing all day. Joe off for Middletown

Rights: NoC-US

Place: United States
New York

Dates: 1849-10-21

Type(s): Diary
Page

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

Subjects: Autumn
Boardinghouses
19th century
Cemeteries
Backgammon
Rain and rainfall
Leisure
Smoking

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