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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 9, page 165, June 20-24, 1858

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Identifier: DX03545782

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 9, page 165, June 20-24, 1858

Description: Regarding Fanny Fern's tales of walking through New York in men's clothing.


Irish friend [Fitz James O'Brien] is licked rather often. He pockets it, too. I never heard of his licking anybody excepting an old man employed about the Times Office, four or five years ago, who objected to being "ordered about" by O’B.

21. Monday. Phonography. Drawing. Writing to Hannah [Bennett] at night. Did not stir out, except to the end of the street, all day. A perfect tornado raging in the afternoon, in which churches and buildings were blown down, trees up-rooted and people killed.

22. Tuesday. Down town. To Harper's, Leslie's, Post & Pic Offices, returning up town per omnibus. Knees much swollen still. Went to see the Jewell’s in the evening.

23. Wednesday. Wrote to Alf Waud, inclosing $8 from the Harpers. [Bob] Gun and [Frank] Cahill lazying abed till 11, after their fashion, and grinning — in the adjoining room — over (probably) their last night's drink. (I don't know this, however.) Writing, Phonography, &c. Down town in the afternoon. Met "Fanny [Fern]" and Grace [Eldredge], with whom I walked a block or two. Fanny spake of a recent escapade of hers. How she had put on a suit of "Jim [Parton]'s" clothes, and accompanied him in an evening’s ramble through New York, dropping into a lager bier cellar, billiard room, &c and got getting weighed in a street-machine! Grace, too, had ventured on a mild promenade a la Amazon, in Brooklyn. Very American. To F. Leslie's, proof correcting. Pic Office. Met [Mortimer] Thomson. Return. To bed early, in pain; knees still sprained and swollen, and liver apparently pressing against ribs, so that when I expand my chest I experience a sharp, burning ache.

24. Thursday. Phonography. Down town between 12

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1858-06-20

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Bohemians (New York artistic and literary movement)


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