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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 1, page 59, November 29-30, 1849

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Identifier: DX09004757

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 1, page 59, November 29-30, 1849

Description: Comments on his respect for all the work his landlady does largely without thanks.

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and three quarters dreary look out. / The brawlings, scoldings, abuse and vulgarity of “the family” disgust me. There’s a sort of female “rowdyism” prevalent, universally, and all Tyrannize, from larger to smaller. / The mother [Mrs. Haun] here though is one of the world’s unconcious heroines — toil, toil and never thinks of taking self-credit. Were it to be said to her “Of all who in God’s sight exist in this house — you alone play the best, and truly heroic part, working ever from sunrise to sunset, and later, to mountain and hold this house by your scantily recompensed labour,” it would be strange news to her. And well she loves her family too, — selfishness is sometimes manifested to her but never to them. All great is a mother’s love! Poor lean widow, many be there in the world, (little honoured by it,) like you — but of such is the Kingdom of Heaven.

30. Friday. Work on “Mose [among the Britishers].” In the toil of the afternoon feeling the need of fresh air crossed to New York. Left the design for big poster of Warren Butlers. Looked in at Chamber [Chambers] Street, saw Mr. [Joseph] Greatbatch and leart [learnt] that Joe [Greatbatch] is still in New York. Has “had a gum bal,” “swelled face,” is doing “nothing,” and thinks of going back to Connecticut. / My “Ripper” article in the “Empire City,” with divers congratulation from the Editor. “A hit — a very palpable hit.” Requesteth “more of my quality,” and exhorteth me “to keep it up lively.”

Rights: NoC-US

Place: United States
New York

Dates: 1849-11-29

Type(s): Diary
Page

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

Subjects: Boardinghouses
19th century
Publishers and publishing
Working class women
Writing
Women

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