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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.


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


Dates: 1856-01-26

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Diaries


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