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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 7, page 185, December 16-19, 1855

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Identifier: DX03981041

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 7, page 185, December 16-19, 1855

Description: Describes going to see ''The Barber of Seville'' with Sol Eytinge.


Advice from him [James Parton] and [Jesse] Haney that I should seek a physician.

17. Monday. To Partons, and then to Homeopathic doctor, (who attended on him, and, he says, cured him of fever and ague.), in Chrystie Street. A whiskered, thoughtful looking German hight Berghans, who asked many questions and administered homeopathic pills, or rather little sugared grains, almost fine enough to be powder. To Office, where presently came [Thomas] Powell’s obnoxious son [Dick Powell], wishing me to go over to the “Young Sam” Office and see his progenitor, and Abbott; which I did. Drawing, miserably.

18. Tuesday. Hobokenizing with Sol [Eytinge] till 1, it being a fresh, sunny, lovely day. Up among the old Weechauwken rocks, in search of health. Painful indigestion and headache. Return to Bleecker Street boarding house, 132. W. W. [William Waud] came for Sol, to see Clarence [Eytinge]’s embarkation for Marseilles. I remained painfully endeavouring to draw big cut for “Young Sam,” rubbing out, time after time. [Hugh] Forbes and Parton in.

19. Wednesday. With big cut to “Young Sam” Office. No one there. To my room. A letter from [William] Barth. He free of “Uncle Sam”s service, studying medecine, and living at Ann Harbour, Michigan. Drawing two cuts for Abbott, leaving one at his residence, Grand Street. To the opera with Sol at night, Waud taking Mrs [Mary] Levison. The “Barber of Seville.” I was inclined to stop in doors, but Haney persuaded and I’m glad I took his advice. Looking on the gay theatre, the handsomely dressed women, and pleasure seekers, the music and play, contrasted with my late solitary evenings. I’ve headaches, indigestion, hurried, confused dreams, nervous pains and sore

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1855-12-16

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Germans
Medical care
Mental illness


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