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	  Hypochondria.
porter, a man I had last met on board
the Harriet Lane   Fontaine s companion.
To 745 again and there till past 11.        It be-
gan to rain drearily as Haney and I parted.
  12.  Monday.  Writing awhile, then down-town,
to Paul and the Post-office.    Return, to Gurney s
for photograph.    Writing in the afternoon, ner-
vous, low-spirited, diuretic and troubled with
a headache which increased intensely as the day
progressed.      Boweryem with me from 9 till
12.      I had intended a night with the Harbor-
police, but wasn t fit for it.         The whole day
was like a relapse into my old nervous horror,
and I, utterly lonely and miserable.    Getting to
bed, I lay awake for a long time, in pain of
body and despondency of mind.
  13.  Tuesday.   Writing during the morning
with some success.    Turned out at 3   and walk-
ed to Chambers Street, meeting Mrs. Jewell and
Mrs. Wall by the way.         Had a solitary fit on
my return to my room; so fled from it to 745
in the evening.    Wells and Polhemus there playing
some innocent game of cards with Mat and Eliza,
Jack present, Anne reading and Sally aloof on
the sofa.      I talked with the latter all the evening,
principally, as it chanced, about the servant of the
family.       (Sally had paid a visit to the dentist, but,
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Fourteen: page one hundred and three
Description:Mentions the return of his nervous disorder.
Date:1860-11-11
Subject:Boweryem, George; Dentists; Edwards, Ann; Edwards, Eliza; Edwards, John; Edwards, Martha; Edwards, Sally (Nast); Fontaine; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Gurney; Haney, Jesse; Jewell, Mrs.; Jewell, Selina (Wall); Paul; Polhemus; Welles, Edward
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):745 [Broadway]; Chambers Street
Scan Date:2010-04-27

 

Volume
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Fourteen
Description:Includes descriptions of attending a lecture by J.H. Siddons on Queen Victoria; seeing tightrope walker Charles Blondin perform; boarding house living; his freelance writing and drawing work; visits to the Edwards family and his friendship with Sally Edwards; a visit of the Prince of Wales, the future Edward VII of Great Britain, to New York; his work as a reporter for ''The New York World;'' a visit to a dog fighting establishment; an evening spent at the 4th Ward police station awaiting 1860 election returns; and Gunn's experience as a correspondent for ""The New York Evening Post"" in Charleston, South Carolina, in the aftermath of South Carolina's secession from the federal government.
Subject:Boardinghouses; Civil War; Elections; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Journalism; Military; Police; Publishers and publishing; Secession; Slavery; Slaves; Travel
Coverage (City/State):New York, New York; Charleston, South Carolina
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 2010 Missouri History Museum.
Source:Page images, transcriptions, and metadata of the Thomas Butler Gunn diaries have been provided by the Missouri History Museum.