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to breathe pityingly and hopefully upon me.     Dear
Lord Christ, let my loneliness end in happy love and
possession of that kind English girl, who thinks of me
perhaps even now.       Tis too dark to write further.
  29, 29, and 31.  Friday, Saturday and
Sunday.       Forgotten.
			    /
			April
  From the First to the Eleventh.     I have
let Time s sounds rush past unaccounted, and must
lump my recollections of the dull or bright grains
therein.     Another relapse into despondency and unfitness,
out of which I have now emerged.     Hard at pen-work,
and some pencil.  Did the tale of drawings for Levi-
son and Haney s forthcoming  Nic-nax , and got
some money of the former.    Haney has been sick,
looking as yellow as mary-gold leaves, and lay up for
an evening or so, in his chamber, whither I went to
see him, generally finding Sol & W Waud there.
They consort much together, as heretofore.   W is pretty
coolishly-civil to me, but Sol s demeanour is changed
since the return.     He has tried the half jesting half-
spiteful slang-whonging continually at me, and I detect
three or four phrases at W W s coming   as written to
Alf about me.   Wherefore I think Sol s something of a
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Seven: page two hundred and nineteen
Description:Regarding the change in Sol Eytinge's attitude towards him since William Waud has returned to New York.
Date:1856-03-28
Subject:Bennett, Hannah; Diseases; Eytinge, Solomon; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Levison, William; Waud, Alfred; Waud, William
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Scan Date:2011-02-02

 

Volume
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.