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	Hypochondria Again.
me.     Editor Phillips visits Mrs Jewell.
 15.  Thursday.   Out and down-town, sorely
troubled with my old horror, nervousness and
hypochondria.     Going into Crook and Duffs found
Banks, Will Waud and Abrams and, conversing
with them, we were presently joined by Gayler.   As
we stood at the bar, Sol Eytinge and Anthony
passed in and Alf Waud stopped temporarily to
join our group.    He offered his hand with  How
are you?  to which I responded, and that was
all that occurred.       Will talked friendly and
considerately to me, seeing I was out of sorts.  Re-
turn, trying to write throughout the afternoon,
horror growing upon me and culminating towards
sunset.        After an attempt at supper, rushed off to
16th street, just as I did five years ago from
my Reade Street room to the Pic office, to tell
Haney.     But he wasn t at home, hadn t returned
to dinner.       I sat wretchedly awaiting him for half
an hour, then turned out into the pitiless streets
and went to 745, where I found Haney, in com-
pany with the Sally and Matty, conversing merrily
and busied about a letter in answer to one of Jim s.
I could scarcely talk and feared my condition might
be perceived, but they only thought I d a cold and
was affected in spirits by it.           How I felt, sitting
in an arm-chair, in the dear familiar room, with
the dear girls  faces, so peaceful and good
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Fourteen: page one hundred and ten
Description:Describes an attack of his nervous disorder.
Date:1860-11-14
Subject:Abrams; Anthony; Banks, A.F.; Crook and Duff�s (New York, N.Y.); Edwards, Martha; Edwards, Sally (Nast); Eytinge, Solomon; Gayler, Charles; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Jewell, Mrs.; Parton, James; Searle, January (G. S. Phillips); Waud, Alfred; Waud, William
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):745 [Broadway]; 16th Street; Reade 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.