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Advice from him and Haney that I should seek a physician.
  17. Monday.  To Partons, and then to Homeopathic doctor,
(who attended on him, and, he says, cured him of fever and ague.),
in Chrystic Street.      A whiskered, thoughtful looking German
hight Berghans, who asked many questions and administered homeo-
pathic pills, or rather little sugared grains, almost fine enough to be
powder.         To Office, where presently came Powell s obnoxious
son, wishing me to go over to the  Young Sam  Office and see his
progenitor, and Abbott; which I did.           Drawing, miserably.
  18.  Tuesday.   Hobokenizing with Sol till 1, it being a
fresh, sunny, lovely day.  Up among the old Weechauwken rocks, 
in search of health.  Painful indigestion and head ache.  Return
to Bleecker Street boarding house, 132 .       W. W. came for
Sol, to see Clarence s embarkation for Marseilles.   I remain-
ed painfully endeavouring to draw big cut for  Young Sam,  rubbing
out, time after time.      Forbes and Parton in.
  19. Wednesday.  With big cut to  Young Sam  Office.  No
one there.    To my room.    A letter from Barth.     He free
of  Uncle Sam s service, studying medecine, and living at Ann
Harbour, Michigan.               Drawing two cuts for Abbott, leaving
one at his residence, Grand Street.        To the opera with Sol
at night, Waud taking Mrs Levison.   The  Barber of
Seville.    I was inclined to stop in doors, but Haney persuaded
and I m glad I took his advice.      Looking on the gay theatre,
the handsomely dressed women, and pleasure seekers, the music and
play, contrasted with my late solitary evenings.           I ve head-
aches, indigestion, hurried, confused dreams, nervous pains and sore
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Seven: page one hundred and eighty-five
Description:Describes going to see ''The Barber of Seville'' with Sol Eytinge.
Subject:Abbott; Barth, William; Berghans; Eytinge, Clarence; Eytinge, Solomon; Forbes, Hugh; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Levison, William, Mrs.; Medical care; Mental illness; Opera; Parton, James; Physicians and surgeons; Powell, Dick; Powell, Thomas; Waud, William
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):132 Bleecker Street; Chrystic Street; Grand 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.