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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 7, page 197, January 14-21, 1856

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Identifier: DX03991754

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 7, page 197, January 14-21, 1856

Description: Describes spending an evening with the Ornithoryncus Club.


having abandoned his [Jesse Haney’s] share of the attic, I have it all now, and a small stove. ‘Tis spacious enough, half the roof sloping, and looks west and south over the city, and by nights the wind is grue-some to hear. Have had divers journeys to make to Preterre the Bowery dentist, to get teeth stopped, and experience an intense tic-doloreux like pain in them and jaws. [Joseph] Greatbatch writes, and I answer, forwarding him letters and papers. Visited [James] Parton and his wife [Fanny Fern] on evening when in low spirits. They were very kind to me. Called on [Frank] Bellew one evening at his chamber in Broadway, opposite the Saint Nicholas Hotel. Had another letter from Alf Waud and from [William] Barth (who has been sick.) Wrote to Hannah [Bennett]. Visited the “Ornithorincus Paradoxus” as they’ve christened widow Newman’s Spring Street establishment, and on Saturday night there was quite a jovial party assembled there. I brought [George] Arnold and [George] Yewel, who had paid me a visit. [A.F.] Banks, Bellew, De Waldron [Thomas de Walden], Abbott and some half dozen others present, and did not break up till 1. Wednesday and Thursday were my wretched days, on the subsequent ones I took Hoboken and up-avenue walks of some six or eight miles each morning. Sol [Eytinge] has returned to Brown the lithographer, and save in the evening, the basement is deserted.

20. Sunday. Writing for compilation book. To Parton’s and had an agreable evening with him and wife.

21. Monday. Hoboken walk. Drawing and writing

Rights: NoC-US

Place: United States
New York

Dates: 1856-01-19

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Boardinghouses
19th century


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