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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 8, page 39, August 13-17, 1856

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Identifier: DX03506321

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 8, page 39, August 13-17, 1856

Description: Describes a visit to Frank Pounden in Brooklyn.


Yellow Fever.

Apropos of this yellow fever I must not forget to chronicle two furious rows I had with [William] Levison, about my visit to Quarantine. That little [word crossed out] quintessence of spy [word crossed out], Ellen [Levison], overheard it, and makes a report to her father which frightened him half out of his coward’s existence. He talked about infection, danger, contagion, God knows what. Finally I had to tell him he was the biggest coward God ever made, when he sobered down a bit. He, wife [Mary Levison] and all are now off for Saratoga. Scarcely anybody in the house.

14. Thursday. A letter from [William] Boutcher. Down town as wont; (with article for “Times.”) Evening called on Allie Vernon at Forsyth Street and found [Jesse] Haney there. Allie has been ill.

15. Friday. Fowler and Wells’, Times Office and elsewhere all the morning. Writing during the afternoon. Wrote to Hannah [Bennett] in the evening.

16. Saturday. To Post Office & calls. After noon to Brooklyn, per omnibus, ferry and rail car. The family all out. To [Frank] Pounden’s, some fifteen minutes walk. His mother and wife within, and he soon arrived from New York. Stayed all the evening, and in consequence of rain storm accepted their offer of a bed.

17. Sunday. A long ramble with Pounden

Rights: NoC-US

Place: United States
New York

Dates: 1856-08-13

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Diseases
Yellow fever
19th century


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