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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 7, page 200, January 26-31, 1856

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Identifier: DX03994435

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 7, page 200, January 26-31, 1856

Description: Mentions visiting James Parton and Fanny Fern and reading to them chapters of his draft of The Physiology of New York Boarding Houses.

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turned as not wanted. Eheu! is it because not good enough or because I have done a drawing or so for “Young Sam” his rival. Met Moore, (“Times” man and friend of [Charles] Welden), took him to the “Ornithorincus.” Writing till 8. Looked in at [James] Parton’s new quarters the Waverly House, lower down on Broadway. To the Ornithorincus. [A.F.] Banks, Wurzbach, the Arnolds [George and Jack], [George] Yewel and others there. Singing and bacchanilization. ([Frank] Bellew off to Boston, after the [Douglas] Jerrold escapade.) [Jesse] Haney and Sol Eytinge came for awhile. De Waldron [Thomas de Walden] and others. [Fitz James] O’Brien too, who sang parts of a parody on the Fra Diavolo our “See on yonder rock reclining” — touching the Ornithorincus. Stayed till 1 1/2.

27. Sunday. Went in the evening to the Waverly House, and read Chapters of “Boarding house Physiology” to Parton and his wife [Fanny Fern]. He criticized and she praised — the latter good-natured, the former of value. Out o’doors the snow fell fast. I went back to my room lonely, sad and strange.

28. Monday. Writing up notes for compilation book after a walk. Ill.

[29. Tuesday through 31. Thursday] Walks. Writing (wearily.) One evening at Partons. “Young Sam.” Ill, tic-dolorean pain in teeth and jaws, continuous head-aches, and diarrhea. Most miserable and lonely. Only one glimpse of hope. [Henry] Fowler told me on paying the $20 for Paris letters, that they would take other

Rights: NoC-US

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Dates: 1856-01-26

Type(s): Diary
Page

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

Subjects: Diaries
Artists
Women
Authors

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