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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 9, page 27, November 3-11, 1857

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Identifier: DX03423923

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 9, page 27, November 3-11, 1857

Description: Describes his injuries from a fight the previous night.


Broadway, they came round to [132] Bleecker St to learn our fortune. [Jesse] Haney and [Frank] Cahill, too, went to [George] Arnolds.

4. Wednesday. To the bath room by daylight and washed. Head very much swollen, face the same, a deep cut over or on my right eyebrow, cuts on forehead, marks of boot-nails on cheek and other promiscuous cuts. Jaw very much bruised too. Did plastering and combed hair by un-easy stages. Head frightfully bruised — well it’s no worse. Coat sleeve saturated through and through with blood, shirt ditto, vest ditto, pants spotted. Did nothing but read and lay on bed all day. [Fitz James] O’Brien came at 2 P.M. looked seedy, felt the same. Reading “Guy Livingstone.” A letter from Dick Bolton.

5. Thursday. Down town in the morning. To Canal St, Post and Pic Office. Saw [Mortimer] Thomson. Reading, drawing and writing. Head sore. It seems the forks got shed on the road, as we only brought one home — belonging not to us. Arnold came to supper and part of the evening. A rainy night.

6. Friday. In doors, drawing most part of the day. Wurzbach called — recently returned from Germany where he has been for a year and a half. Talk of the same during the evening.

7. Saturday. Down town in the morning.

8. Sunday. To [E.H.] Chapin’s at night; to Edwards’ [745 Broadway] subsequently.

9. Monday. Drawing all day, save a morning’s rush to washerwoman.

10. Tuesday. Drawing. In arrears, epistolarily. Have letters from [William] Boutcher, [William] Barth, Dick & George Bolton, [Dillon] Mapother, [Alfred] Waud and Foster — all unanswered.

11. Wednesday. To Pic Office where I found O’Brien. He

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1857-11-03

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Wounds and injuries
Bohemians (New York artistic and literary movement)


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