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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 2, page 68, March 23-26, 1851

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Identifier: DX01003784

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 2, page 68, March 23-26, 1851

Description: Describes the contents of a package received from his family.


evening intended visiting [E.H.] Chapin’s, but rain-storm prevented, so sate in Mr [Elisha] Hall’s room, in company with him, Bradley, Cross, and old gentlemanfriend of Mr H’s.

24 Monday. To the Office, and there drawing all day; the perspective of a pretty Early-English Church. At 6, walked into Nassau Street, Colonel [Hardin Andrews] gone, return through the rain.

25. Tuesday. Office. On returning to [177] Canal Street for dinner learnt that a messenger from Spottiswoode’ had called. In the afternoon got younger Anderson to call at Cliff street for it. Called at Holts [168 Duane St.], saw [William] Martin, Mr [Henry] Hart & Dillon [Mapother]. In the Evening the two latter visited me, Dillon staying an hour. Looking over parcel, “Punches” “Banbury Guardians,” knit purse from Rosa [Gunn], knit flower-glass stands from Naomi [Gunn], pens, envelopes &c from Charley [Gunn]. (Also knit purse for [William] Barth, from his Sister.) God bless ‘em all, [words crossed out] I have little right to think gloomily, when there is such kind, constant home-thought of me. Yet I do, and now, (Alf [Waud] away to Brooklyn,) have a deep, intense sad pleasure in being alone. Now I dream and ponder, — how little the routine of each day interests me, how little I speculate and hope now. “Poor hurt fowl, go creep into sedges.” [words crossed out] Finished letter for Mary [Bilton].

26. Wednesday. At the Office all day. Evening returned up Broadway with young Pelham [Anderson] and Alf Waud, the latter of whom we encountered meandering thereabouts; — the boy going with me for the loan of books, and the purpose of meeting his brother [Fred Anderson], which he did, and departed with both. / Original sons of an original sire [Charles F. Anderson] are these boys.

Rights: NoC-US

Place: United States
New York

Dates: 1851-03-23

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Books and reading
Church buildings
19th century


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