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19.  Monday.   Very sick and queer, probably
rheumatism, feeling as though each individual
bone in my body had been extracted, carefully broken
and re placed out of its proper locality.  Unable
to touch pencil all day.   Rain unceasing all day
and New York muddy filthy and dismal to the
last degree.     Out down town more than once, wearily
enough.   Very little sleep all night.
  20.  Tuesday.  Sick, and limbs aching worse
than ever.       Lockington came, and at his request,
despairing of better or worse, out with him, first to
the Broadway Theatre, then to Old Slip, both use-
lessly and unsuccessfully as it proved.        Thence, alone
to Canal Street, painfully and dismal enough, then
took a hot bath, which I think did me good.  Re-
turned and dozed.    Joe called in the evening,
and anon Davis and a crony of his; Davis
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Four: page ninety-three
Description:Describes feeling ill.
Date:1852-04-19
Subject:Davis; Greatbatch, Joe; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Lockington
Coverage (City/State):New York, [New York]
Coverage (Street):Canal Street
Scan Date:2011-02-07

 

Volume
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Four
Description:Includes descriptions of looking for drawing and writing work among New York publishers, boarding house living, visits to Mrs. Kidder and her daughter Lotty, the start of the ''Lantern'' publication and joining the ''Lantern Club,'' attending a ball on Governors Island, attending a lecture by E. H. Chapin, visits to Staten Island, and a visit to Niagara Falls.
Subject:Boardinghouses; Books and reading; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Military; Publishers and publishing; Theater; Travel; Women
Coverage (City/State):New York, New York; Niagara, 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.