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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 5, page 187, April 23-24, 1853

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Identifier: DX01261152

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 5, page 187, April 23-24, 1853

Description: Mentions a day spent with the Greatbatch family.


[Alfred] Waud & [Charles] Brown carrying big trunks &c down stairs, preparatory to removal. Talked awhile with them, [Joseph H.] Brightly & Mrs Warner, then off, called at Beach Street for Will Kidder, boarders in parlor, Lotty [Kidder] doing schottische with Georgian, her husband [John Whytal] playing piano. To Gymnasium with boy. Exercised for an hour or so, wash, then back. Heard Lotty sing the “Brindisi” from Lucrezia Borgia, & another song, talked awhile with [Moses] Morse, then left, called in at Erfords, where were Waud & Brown, supped, & to room & bed by 12.

24. Sunday. A villanously depressing wet day. Endured it till nigh 1, then to [174] Mulberry Street, and there spent the whole day with Mr [Joseph] Greatbatch, Mary Ann [Greatbatch] & boys [Fred and Edward Greatbatch]. Dog with me. Read the letter from Joe [Greatbatch]. Arrived all safe [in Australia] & off for the diggings on the morrow following his letter. Talk and reading. Little folks came, visitors. Much playing with dog. Left at past 8, to room, left dog & then to Beach Street. Lotty, baby [Frederick Whytal], Whytal & others in company. Morse & Mrs K [Rebecca Kidder] came anon. Had a talk with Lotty, she retiring into the other parlour pleading headache. She talks foolishly, wilfully, — against her husband, — in his favour, this, that, everything; says things to him defyingly makes confidantes of every one, be he snob, ass, booby, nin-

Rights: NoC-US

Place: United States
New York

Dates: 1853-04-23

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Boardinghouses
19th century
Emigration and immigration


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