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compoop as the case may be.  She craves admiration of all, 
says the rudest things, flirts with anybody, is in no one
thing to be relied on,   yet is withal still spirituelle, 
fascinating in her wild way. 
  Common-place like & dislike,
jangling, spites, hates, patched up reconciliation   what a life! /
Left about 11.
  25.  Monday.  Stirred out not at all, save for meals.
Day horribly, depressingly, dimally drizzly.   Felt miserable,
as I always do in wet weather.    Boy Jennison in and out.
Waud came.    Left him in room while I dined, found Morse
on my return.   He stayed an hour or so.    I don t like
the man over much.     He loafs through life,   being Epicu-
rean in philosophy.     Has read, knows somewhat; has the
credit for talent, talks sometimes commonplace, sometimes
a pitch above it, & vents mouldy puns.    Seems content
in the company of asses overmuch.         Little Edward Great
batch came, stayed an hour or two.
  As I grow older how much reason I see to honor and love
good simple-hearted people.   People who are true, who
are honest in affecting to be but what they are.  Now Mary
Ann & Mr Greatbatch are not brilliant people,   he, a
man of sense, somewhat bittered it may
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Five: page one hundred and eighty-eight
Description:Comments on his appreciation for ''good simple-hearted people.''
Subject:Greatbatch, Edward (Bristol); Greatbatch, Joseph; Greatbatch, Mary Anne; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Jennison, Jr.; Kidder, Lotty; Morse; Waud, Alfred; Women
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Scan Date:2011-02-07


Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Five
Description:Includes descriptions of Gunn looking for drawing and writing work among New York publishers, witnessing a fire at a chocolate factory, attending a religious camp meeting, his friendship with Lotty Whytal, the 1852 presidential election, a visit to Niagara Falls in the winter, a visit to Toronto, Canada, and the Crystal Palace in New York.
Subject:Gunn, Thomas Butler; Railroad; Publishers and publishing; Religion; Travel; Women
Coverage (City/State):New York, New York; Niagara, New York; Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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.