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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 10, page 69, January 1-3, 1859

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Identifier: DX03256418

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 10, page 69, January 1-3, 1859

Description: Mentions visits to Dr. Edward Dixon and Oliver Hillard.


January, 1859.

1. Saturday. In doors all day, except an hour or so, when I went out to get lunch, having missed our midday meal and dinner being postponed to 6 P.M. [Frank] Bellew and his brother [Patrick] Becket [Bellew] came in to "the Bank" while I was there. With them to [Dr. Edward] Dixon's, expecting to get number of Scalpel containing my article — not out yet. Saw Dixon. Returned. A mild day, sunlight and slush. Out of sorts and sick hearted generally.

2. Sunday. In doors till night, then went to hear [E.H.] Chapin — up till 12 & past subsequently, drawing.

3. Monday. Drawing. Down town in the afternoon with blocks to "omnibus" office and to Constellation. So hypped and sick and nervous with long-staying in doors as to be thoroughly wretched. Britton had left the former office and I couldn't get a change at settling matters with [George] Roberts. Up to Nic-nax office, Bellew and [Jesse] Haney there. At Crook's saw Bob Gun & the ex-publisher of "Young Sam" — I forget his name. Up town with Haney. Went to [Oliver] Hillard's at night (rather than stay in the cursed, eternal attic) through the beautiful fast-falling snow which helped to tranquilize my aching, aching brain. As I returned at midnight through Washington Square, where the snow lay very deep it seemed as if it would not be unenviable to be lying still beneath it, the white flakes covering one like God's misery — which I hope will cover all of us some day.

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1859-01-01

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Winter


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