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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 7, page 165, November 4-6, 1855

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Identifier: DX03963218

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 7, page 165, November 4-6, 1855

Description: Regarding the kindness of landlady, Mrs. Murray.


dull, throbbing, painful headache, (which has not left me during the past week,) and we were therefore, like the day, somewhat gloomy. [Jesse] Haney came, on his way to the Edwardses. I left, tried [Matthew] Whitelaw's door, then through the chill, autumnally bitter wind, to [A.F.] Bank's. Here, the washerwoman, his landlady — a meek little Nova Scotia woman is Mrs Murray, must needs prepare, in her humble way, quite a sumptuous supper for my benefit. I must put down another instance of the woman's sympathy and kind intentions to me. I suppose I must have, of late looked otherwise than cheerful, for she'd question me as to my health, and on one occasion, brought up as presents, a kettle, and a custard pudding of her own making. (A very excellent one it was too, judged on its intrinsic merits!) O’Mana came in, and we talked till 9 or so, then out together, and I to my room.

5. Monday. To the Mercantile, looking in on [James] Parton by the way. Down town to room, relapsing into hypochondriacism to a horrid extent. Parton up momentarily in the afternoon. To [William Makepeace] Thackeray's second lecture in the evening.

6. Tuesday. Down town once, to post newspapers, and looked in at Avery's, to look if anything to do might be obtained. (I, last week, took in drawings, for [Thomas W.] Strong, and had to bring em back on calling again, — "they had enough for the forthcoming numbers!" I've quite a little pile accumulated on the dusty mantel piece.) Parton up for a short time. Writing and unutterably wretched.

Perchance, in future, if I glance at these entries, they will

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1855-11-04

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Diaries


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