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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 5, page 189, April 25-27, 1853

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Identifier: DX01262156

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 5, page 189, April 25-27, 1853

Description: Comments on Alfred Waud's truthfulness.


be, by the world’s buffets, working on still; [Joseph Greatbatch] talks not much above the every day affairs of life. She [Mary Anne Greatbatch], wisest perhaps in loving and looking up to her husband, and that’s all. They have three rooms, yet it is a home. And when I go there [174 Mulberry St.] I know theyre [words crossed out] glad to see me, and some little ray of holy home light shines down into my heart from it. ‘Tis no barrack, or inn where all can come, say their say, laugh, talk, praise and be praised, then depart, and straightway be forgotten. / I like [Alfred] Waud for the Truth there is in him. It is a very hard article, unsweetened by phrase or profession of liking, but truth and Sincerity it is. He lies in nothing, [words crossed out] bating no jot for aught living. Charley Brown or M. Franзois Damoreau, will go on with his approbative selfishness through life, expecting sympathy & liking as due to him, without return. Waud don’t ask it, nor affects to give it. He may be rude, defiant, blunt-speaking but he’s True.

26. Tuesday. Drawing. Down town calls &c. Gymnasium.

27. Wednesday. Down town early. Called at [Charles] Welden’s. To room [290 Broadway] & drawing. Dined, then down town. Returning found a scrap of information on the door from Welden, intima-

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1853-04-25

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Gymnasiums
Domestic life


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