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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 7, page 162, October 29-November 1, 1855

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Identifier: DX03960548

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 7, page 162, October 29-November 1, 1855

Description: Mentions that a letter of his about Paris has been published in Life Illustrated.


29. Monday. Drawing during the day, and writing to Hannah [Bennett] during the evening.

30. Tuesday. Drawing. Met [James] Parton in the afternoon, he having returned from a two-days country trip. [Frank] Hillard came up, and presently [Matthew] Whitelaw. Out with the latter, he speaking of an architect's office, where I could sell a book I owned, "Jackson's" specimens. To the place, then, parting with Whitelaw, he getting in omnibus to go home, (for he has a wife [Kate Whitelaw],) I to pace through the park where the sharp wind swept the dead leaves along viciously, to my room. Finished letter to Hannah.

These entries make my heart ache. How like old hopes —? Still hoping on! Oh God, end this weary time, and let me win that one, true, good, loving Northamptonshire girl. I am now all but insane.

31. Wednesday. To Post Office, meeting Whitelaw. To Architect's office, and got $17 for the block. To [Thomas W.] Strong's with drawings, and then up-town to the Mercantile for books &c Returning found [James] Parton had been, leaving number of "Life Illustrated" with my first parisian letter in it. Going over volumes of Swift; and reading [William] Boutcher's for emendation. I'm physically ill, having frightful neurologic pains about the forehead & back parts of the head.


1. Thursday. Going through Boutcher's lecture, and writing to him all day. Whitelaw and Parton up for a short time. In the evening to [E.H.] Chapin's church, there to hear Thacke- [William Makepeace Thackeray]

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1855-10-29

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Diaries


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