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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 9, page 65, February 1-5, 1858

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Identifier: DX03455435

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 9, page 65, February 1-5, 1858

Description: Mentions trying to see Lola Montez lecture with Jesse Haney, and defending England in conversation.



1. Monday. Down town with sketches to Harpers. Hither and thither, met Rawson Gill, Wurzback, saw [Joseph] Woodward in at the printing office, went to Frank Leslie's, saw Sol Eytinge, thence to Harpers again for blocks (five) and up-town with [Jesse] Haney. Wrote to Alf Waud.

2. Tuesday. In doors till the afternoon. Drawing, writing. [Frank] Cahill informs me that he is a spiritual medium, and gives an account of his development "as sick" at [George] Arnold's, t'other night!

3. Wednesday. In-doors till evening, drawing and nervous. With Haney to "Hope Chapel" intending to hear Lola Montez lecture, but the place was already filled. So went to [George] Edwards'. The talk ran on the feeling entertained by this country towards England. I hold it to be antagonistic, and think when Englishmen try to believe the reverse they indulge in a mischievous delusion. No country loves England, but she’ll hold her own in spite of them, for she is better, braver and freer than they are.

4. Thursday. To [Frank] Pounden's office, and, hearing that he was sick, to Brooklyn. Found both him and his wife in separate beds, though in the same room, she having been prostrated for a fortnight, by a horribly scalded foot. Pounden bilious and quinsied. Stayed till near 4, went to their doctor, and then returned to New York, meeting [James] Parton & Fanny [Fern] by the way. Tired out, hungry and nervous to a painful degree. Dropped in at Edwards' and Jewells at night.

5. Friday. Out early. To Harper's, Pic Offie, Pounden's. Still abed, he better, wife worse. To Doctors again and returned to New York. Ill and trying to draw the rest of the day.

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1858-02-01

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Lectures and lecturing


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