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	        Hypochondria.
She is jealous of his literary success, indifferent
to his tastes and pleasures, yet mercilessly per-
sistent in dragging him to such entertainments as
she likes.        When she is in good humor he don t
like to call at 745, risking angering her; when
there s a row he comes every day, seeing that it
can t be worse and that he may as well be hung
for a sheep as for a lamb.           The news of his
capture reached Mrs Edwards in a letter from
one of the Pillows.           Walked part of the
way with Haney, retracing my steps at midnight.
A wintry night with the stars shining.
  21.  Wednesday.   In doors trying to write till
1. and miserably failing.    Down town in the after-
noon with the horror growing upon me, and broke
down in a paroxysm in Haney s office.      Returned
up town with him, relieved, but with a weary
sense of strangeness and misery upon me, affecting
everything I looked on.        To 16th street, in Ha-
ney s room, before and after dinner, Hayes with
us during the latter time, I cold in body and
troubled in mind.     All there to 745 where we
found assembled Mr and Mrs Williston, young
Tousey, Polhemus, Welles and the family, inclu-
ding Mr and Mrs Edwards.          The object was
the deliberation of our Christmas play, the result
an evening s dancing.     I felt sick and stupid
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Fourteen: page one hundred and twenty-four
Description:Describes an attack of his nervous disorder.
Date:1860-11-20
Subject:Christmas; Edwards, George; Edwards, Sarah; Fern, Fanny; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Hayes, Edward; Parton, James; Polhemus; Tousey; Welles, Edward; Williston; Williston, Mrs.
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):745 [Broadway]; 16th 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.