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spoke of the matter and we walked to my den together.
  Mary Anne and Fred have been up for their purchases,
Mr Greatbatch not appearing.   He has decided to throw up
the farm, to clear out and start afresh elsewhere.    They
go towards Philadelphia.     I had one of my low spirit visitati-
ons while Mary Anne was present, and she was very kind,
making me half promise to visit them, when they settle.    A let-
ter for delivery to Alcock was confided to me.              I have re
ceived a most kind letter from Dillon Mapother, dated
  14. Friday.  Haney came for me at 5 1/2.   I had called
at Bleecker Street overnight, and had an evening with Sol
Eytinge,   and spoke of boarding with them.  So this night I
spent not on the floor in my dismal room, but in Haney s where
a comfortable bed had been added.
  15. Saturday.   Of the boarding house table, and folks here
staying I ve no leisure to put down details.     To office and
found a letter from my dear mother, with love and sympathy
and pity for me.  She, (like Hannah), bids me pray.   I would
to God I could as they do.  And she incloses an order for 5 [pounds]
for me   the interest of a little legacy left her by her mother.
Oh mother, kind, loving mother!   I am shamed and humilia-
ted to the heart at receiving it.   Her little money too, for
which she could find so many uses.  (I know she has
none superfluous from my father.  /   If I live I ll repay
it twice over.              My father  keeps his bed great part
of the day, and they all think he is gradually wasting away.
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Seven: page one hundred and eighty-three
Description:Mentions that the Greatbatch family is moving to Philadelphia.
Subject:Alcock; Bennett, Hannah; Eytinge, Solomon; Greatbatch, Fred (Bristol); Greatbatch, Joseph; Greatbatch, Mary Anne; Gunn, Samuel; Gunn, Samuel, Mrs.; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Mapother, Dillon
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):Bleecker Street
Scan Date:2011-02-02


Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Seven
Description:Includes an account of his family history and descriptions of his visits with family and friends in England, witnessing a procession for Louis Napoleon in London, traveling in Paris with his brothers Charley and Edwin, his friend Harry Price's mental illness, his journey across the Atlantic to New York on the ship Washington, the marriage of Fanny Fern and James Parton, meetings of the Ornithoryncus Club in New York, and Alfred Waud's elopement with Mary Brainard.
Subject:Bohemians; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Marriage; Mental illness; Publishers and publishing; Travel; Women
Coverage (City/State):London, England; Paris, France; New York, New York
Note:Thomas Butler Gunn was born February 15, 1826, in Banbury, England, and came to New York in 1849. During the Civil War he worked as a correspondent for the New York Tribune and the New York Evening Post. He returned to England in 1863, and died in Birmingham in April 1903. The collection includes twenty-one volumes of his diaries, including newspaper clippings, letters, photographs, sketches, and various other items inserted by Gunn. Diary entries date from July 7, 1849, to April 7, 1863, and include his experiences with the New York publishing and literary world, his descriptions of boarding houses, his travels throughout the United States, and his experiences traveling with the Federal army as a Civil War correspondent.
Publisher:Missouri History Museum
Rights:Copyright 2011 Missouri History Museum.
Source:Page images, transcriptions, and metadata of the Thomas Butler Gunn diaries have been provided by the Missouri History Museum.