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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 7, page 138, August 21-24, 1855

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Identifier: DX03875584

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 7, page 138, August 21-24, 1855

Description: Regarding Charles Welden's accident.

Transcription:

21. Tuesday. Down town at noon. To Fulton Street, the Picayune Office & Wells & Webb's for blocks. Evening at [A.F.] Banks, commencing learning French under his instruction.

22. Wednesday. Drawing, to dinner at Grand Street. Banks up at noon, Alf Waud & Clarence Eytinge at 6. An evening walk to Canal Street, thence to the Battery, which for the present, (and perchance for ever,) has lost all its old beauty; with mud and dirt heaps, piles and inclosures marring everything. Lonely and matagrabolized.

23. Thursday. Thunder, lightning & rain, the latter almost continuous all day. Out only for meals. Webb called, and spake of [Charles] Welden's recent accident. A circular iron plate on the side walk, being unsecured gave way beneath him, precipating him half down it, and doing internal injury to the bladder. B Banks up, at noon. I've this day finished [James] Parton's Life of [Horace] Greeley. Wrote to [William] Barth.

24. Friday. Made a drawing on wood. Down town, and to the Rainbow, calling on Welden. He lay alone in an upper room, weak, but not in present pain, though the injury is severe and will be felt all his life-time. He has, to-day, commenced on action for damages, laying them at $10,000. Dr Tuttle came up. Welden employed me as amanuensis to a lady-friend. To the Picayune Office, [William] Levison & [Jesse] Haney there. Sold two cuts, got $5,,50/100, (the first money I’ve earned since my leaving New York a year ago.) With Haney dined at Frankerhoffs, then I to the Post Office, getting a letter from Dillon [Mapother]. Subsequently with Levison, Haney, the Wauds [Alfred and William] & Sol Eytinge, to Jersey, there

Rights: NoC-US

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Dates: 1855-08-21

Type(s): Diary
Page

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

Subjects: Diaries
Battery Park (New York, N.Y.)
Parks
Wounds and injuries
Actions and defenses

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