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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 8, page 135, January 6-11, 1857

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Identifier: DX03653516

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 8, page 135, January 6-11, 1857

Description: Mentions that William Levison's daughter Ellen has scarlet fever.

Transcription:

[6. Tuesday through 7. Wednesday] Office; and evenings in-doors writing. Sent another letter to Alf [Waud] with $2 for wood in it. [William] Levison’s child [Ellen Levison] is sick of the scarlet fever. He’s very anxious about it. I’m sorry for the man, knowing at the same time that had it appeared in another person, his extreme dread of infection would have made him anxious to have ‘em out of the house.

8. Thursday. Office, morning and afternoon. Sickish and headachy, as I’ve been for the last week, with occasional returns of “spinal irritation.” So got some strychnine and alcohol again. Had a letter from [William] Barth yesterday. Met Charley Brown’s sister [Emma Brown] in Broadway, arrived from Springfield. All of her relatives appear to “let her alone.” Albert [Brown], she says, is in Texas. In doors writing, at night.

9. Friday. [European] Office. (Editorial in the Tribune about us.) Writing all the afternoon and evening. Letters to [William] Barth and to Andrew. Called in at Mason’s today.

10. Saturday. Office. Afternoon in doors, sick and weary. A letter from Alf, with no mention of what I am chiefly in need of and have written again and again for — a list of such drawings as he has done or I asked him to do. Called at Jewells in the evening.

11. Sunday. To [Frank] Bellew’s in the morning. In doors the rest of the day.

Rights: NoC-US

Place: United States
New York

Dates: 1857-01-06

Type(s): Diary
Page

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

Subjects: Scarlatina
Children
Boardinghouses
19th century
Diseases
Diaries
Newspapers

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