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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 7, page 215, March 11-19, 1856

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Identifier: DX03999799

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 7, page 215, March 11-19, 1856

Description: Regarding his current mental state.


[im]pression that Alf [Waud] was in England. / He [Clarence Eytinge] looks very hearty, and sailorish. Back to room and writing. [Frank] Bellew looked into the basement in the evening, as did Wurzbach, who subsequently came up into my room. Wrote a letter to Dillon [Mapother].

[12. Wednesday through 16. Saturday] Writing, though not as readily or as well as heretofore. Yet queer in health & ill at ease in mind. Wrote to [William] Barth, among other matters. The good natured Irishman, Kelly, came one afternoon & we walked down Broadway together. Out once each day for health sake, generally down town. Writing each night, till latish. I always seem better able to do work then, and less nervous. The day sometimes seems cruel. Each one is very like the other. [Jesse] Haney and Sol [Eytinge] go out each evening. I am all alone. Bellew up once.

17. Sunday. A bit of a walk. [A.F.] Banks up in the afternoon, and half a nuisance, as usual. To the Waverly in the evening & had a long, pleasant talk with [James] Parton & his wife [Fanny Fern]. We spoke of things worth putting down, but I should do it but lamely, did I make the attempt now.

18. Monday. To Post office early, for a walk, and then writing all day till 12 1/2. Nervous & irritable, unable to master it.

19. Tuesday. Up the fifth Avenue, down to the Tribune Office, then to drawing. I'm wretched spirits

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1856-03-11

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Diaries


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