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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 7, page 204, February 14-18, 1856

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Identifier: DX03922377

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 7, page 204, February 14-18, 1856

Description: Describes how he spent his 30th birthday.


all sorts of little domestic details, (and inventing some) about her [Fanny Fern’s] husband [James Parton].

15. Friday. Writing, and very lonely. Feeling a sort of intimation of a return of old horrors, I rushed out and took a walk to the Battery. It was a wintry scene. Boys skating, sledding, or sliding, ice and snow. I think it did me good, my troubled, agitated mind grew calmer, and the cold, clear air didn’t seem unkindly. Called at Brown’s the lithographers, and walked up town with [Jesse] Haney. My thirtieth Birthday.

16. Saturday. In doors. Abbott up. Came to conclusions with him, by intimating I should detain two blocks, photograph’s and a money order (for what he owed me) till he cashed up. Down town in the afternoon, and with Haney, Sol [Eytinge] & Brown to see the Winter’s Tale at Burtons. Very wretchedly played. To the Ornithorincus subsequently. Ill.

17. A Sunday. A walk up the Fifth Avenue. Getting better during the rest of the day. To [E.H.] Chapin’s in the evening, and subsequently to the Edwards’ [745 Broadway].

18. Monday. A walk. Writing, or trying to all the rest of the day. A letter from [William] Barth. I have had one from Alf [Waud] on Saturday with much matter in it. He is pursued again. His “wife’s” [Mary Brainard’s] father [Charles Jewell], mother [Celina Jewell] &c in Boston, on their track. Chance aids him wondrously. A mysterious man presumed to be an officer comes and puts up, or rather is desirous of doing so at Alf’s boarding-

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1856-02-14

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Birthdays
Battery Park (New York, N.Y.)


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