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	    Nervous Misery.
from John Ware now at Paris and living Pa-
risianly in  married bachelorhood.    The twain
stayed till 11  , over whiskey smoke and talk,
and I was glad of their company.               When
Charley told his good sister Emma something of
my state, the kind old maid was for visiting me.
God bless her and her class! after they have con-
quered the first inevitable, natural repugnance
to their lot, I have ever found them most unsel-
fish and tender-hearted.
  20.  Tuesday.   Writing or trying to till 11   
when I was summoned down-stairs to see little
Miss Maguire and Mrs Bartow, with whom I pre-
sently went out, leaving them in Broadway and
going down town.  To Paul s, P.O., Hillard s busi-
ness place, met Perkins, then to Haney s office,
where Weed the engraver presently came in. (He is
employed there.)       Had a wretched attack while
sitting in despondency in the place, went as wretched-
ly home but a bottle of pale ale purchased by the
way gave me an hour s sleep, which was happily
ended by the call of Phillips (of the Ill. News.) who
could sympathize with my condition from similar
experience.          Dunham in my room after supper.
By 8, to 745 where I found the girls, Haney
Jack and  Jo Brown  dancing.     Sitting looking
on at their pleasant youthful faces and figures,
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Fourteen: page one hundred and twenty-two
Description:Describes an attack of his nervous disorder.
Date:1860-11-19
Subject:Bartow, Mrs.; Brown, Emma; Brown, Josie; Damoreau, Charles (Brown); Dunham; Edwards, Eliza; Edwards, John; Edwards, Martha; Edwards, Sally (Nast); Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Hillard, Frank; Maguire, Sarah Louisa; Miller (engraver); Paul; Perkins; Searle, January (G. S. Phillips); Ware, John; Weed
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):745 Broadway
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.