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dull, throbbing, painful headache, (which has not left me during
the past week,) and we were therefore, like the day, somewhat
gloomy.     Haney came, on his way to the Edwardses.       I
left, tried Whitelaw s door, then through the chill, autumnally
bitter wind, to Bank s.      Here, the washerwoman, his landlady
  a meek little Nova Scotia woman is Mrs Murray, must
needs prepare, in her humble way, quite a sumptuous supper for
my benefit.     I must put down another instance of the woman s
sympathy and kind intentions to me.    I suppose I must have, of
late looked otherwise than cheerful, for she d question me as
to my health, and on one occasion, brought up as presents, a
kettle, and a custard pudding of her own making. (A very ex
cellent one it was too, judged on its intrinsic merits!) O Mana
came in, and we talked till 9 or so, then out together, and
I to my room.
  5. Monday.  To the Mercantile, looking in on Parton
by the way.   Down town to room, relapsing into hypochondria
cism to a horrid extent. Parton up momentarily in the after
noon.      To Thackeray s second lecture in the evening.
  6.  Tuesday.  Down town once, to post newspapers, and
looked in at Avery s, to look if anything to do might be obtained.
(I, last week, took in drawings, for Strong, and had to bring
em back on calling again,    they had enough for the forthco-
ming numbers!      I ve quite a little pile accumulated on the
dusty mantel piece.)        Parton up for a short time.  Wri-
ting and unutterably wretched.
  Perchance, in future, if I glance at these entries, they will
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Seven: page one hundred and sixty-five
Description:Regarding the kindness of landlady Mrs. Murray.
Subject:Avery; Banks, A.F.; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Manning (O'Mana, Montgomery); Murray, Mrs.; Parton, James; Strong, Thomas; Thackeray, William Makepeace; Whitelaw, Matthew
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
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.