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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 9, page 160, June 1-10, 1858

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Identifier: DX03541574

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 9, page 160, June 1-10, 1858

Description: Describes his illness and the people who came to visit him during it.


so, bringing lots of newspapers and sitting with me of evenings. The Edwards, too, showed exceeding kindness. Sally & Matty [Edwards] sent up once jellies and straw-berries and their father [George Edwards] and Jack [Edwards] came and stayed one eveing. Jack called also more than once in the day time. A Dr Dolby came up and spent an afternoon with me. "Doestick's" [Mortimer Thomson] & [John A.] Wood called severally. From the last I learn that Sol Eytinge got married on Monday, (the 7th) night. The bride [Allie Vernon]'s sisters — two of them; Thomson and his mother [Mary Eytinge] were present, H. Ward. Beecher officiating. Wood sys Sol's mother knows of the marriage and had visited Allie previously. Allie playfully suggested to Wood that he should marry Josey [Winship] at the same time. Wrote to George Bolton and to Alf Waud. [Frank] Bellew came up one evening with [Bob] Gun. The latter has visited me two or three times. On the Sunday night of our Hobokenizing it appears that two women in male costume called upon him, staying in his room for an hour or two! They, misled by the name, first came up to my room; I, in bed, sick, with the door locked thought 'em washer women and sent 'em down stairs! [Frank] Cahill has lost his berth on the Mercury, some two or three weeks back. I learnt it then, though he has said nothing of it. With [George] Arnold he's produced a farce, which after the usual bandyings from hand to hand, has been rejected by [C.D.] Stuart. Lovely, hot summer weather out of doors all this time — folks complaining of the heat. Only a sick man knows how many noises there are abroad in the day time. I have the liveliest consciousness of every stroke of the trowel which goes to complete a tall tenement house which has just risen in our rear, marring our look-out on

Rights: NoC-US

Place: United States
New York

Dates: 1858-06-10

Type(s): Diary

Maker/Creator: Gunn, Thomas Butler, 1826-1903

Subjects: Boardinghouses
19th century


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