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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 4, page 148, June 24-25, 1852

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Identifier: DX01145477

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 4, page 148, June 24-25, 1852

Description: Comments on a man he calls ''Aztec.''

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or rather starved somehow since he has been in this country. He’s English born, but horridly like the little deformed Aztecs I saw at the Society Library — hence his nickname. He’s all the vices of a rational being too, talks of harlotry, smokes and drinks. And does the queerest things. Bought a port-monnoe when he had but a few shillings to get a meal with. Altogether he’s the most unpleasantly miserable devil conceivable — going back to England by Emigrant Commissioners grace to him as a pauper. Supped at Goslings, and then returning, wrote for an hour or so, “Oldpot” for [Thomas W.] Strong.

25. Friday. Writing for Strong till 12, then down town to him. Called at Lockingtons, dined in Courtland Street, calls again then return to room about 2. Reading and idling all the afternoon. With [Alfred] Waud &

Rights: NoC-US

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Dates: 1852-06-24

Type(s): Diary
Page

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

Subjects: Diaries
Poverty
Immigrants

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